GIG - Making Gig Work, Work
Making Gig Work, Work
At this very moment, hundreds of thousands of people in the gig economy are missing out on basic rights like holiday pay, sick pay, and even the minimum wage.

I am a firm believer the gig economy can be a force for good. I also believe all work should be fair and decent. Yet, what we’re currently seeing in the industry is flexibility being used as a gateway to circumvent basic rights – that these rights can be excluded due to the “nature” of the employee’s work, which is inherently self-managed.

However, the notion that basic employee rights can be ignored due to the flexibility of the job is wrong.

My company, GIG, is a prime example of how a business can thrive within the gig economy while also taking on the proper responsibilities of an employer. 

That’s why, on the 19 March 2018, we launched an official government petition lobbying for reforms that will guarantee all workers in the gig economy with fair and decent working conditions.

At this very moment, hundreds of thousands of people in the gig economy are missing out on basic rights like holiday pay, sick pay, and even the minimum wage.

The instruction of the Taylor review – which sought to provide guidance on the regulation of modern working practices – is a turning point in the transition of the gig economy into an officially recognised labour market. However, the government’s response so far has been underwhelming.

The working world has changed and it is essential our legislative approach changes with it. We need to build a fair and decent labour market that works for everyone – workers, providers, and employers.

We need to make gig work, work.

If you agree – please sign the petition.