Plumber wins ‘gig economy’ case – big implications for freelance workers
It’s a case that touches at the heart of workers’ rights in the UK. Today the Supreme Court ruled that plumber Gary Smith was wrongly classed as self-employed by his bosses and should receive holiday pay. But is this a landmark decision with implications for workers in other types of jobs in the ‘gig economy’,…
Gig economy report calls for extra rights for workers
The Prime Minister’s review into workers’ conditions has called for all work in the UK to be “fair and decent”, paying particular attention to short-term, so-called gig economy roles. Mrs May said she’d take the report’s recommendations seriously, but it has been criticised by trades unions for tinkering at the edges.