Tag Archives: gig economy

Brazil | Brazil: 64 Percent of Populace Work Side Gigs to Support Income

In the first half of the year, 83 percent of consumers made cuts in their budget to cope with Brazil’s economic crisis.

Sixty-four percent of Brazilians took on some type of informal side gig to help support their income in the first quarter of 2018. According to a survey conducted by the Credit Protection Service, or SPC, and the National Confederation of Store Leaders, or CNDL, and published Monday.

UK | Uber drivers win employment case

by Lindsey German

Uber drivers win the right to be classed as workers as opposed to self-employed, in a huge step forward for the labour movement, reports Lindsey German

The victory of two Uber drivers in a London employment tribunal today is a victory for us all. Uber claims not – it says the case only refers to the two drivers who brought it and that it will, in any case, appeal. But it has blown open the fiction beloved of so many employers that their employees are ‘self-employed’.  The ruling said that the drivers are deserving of paid break and holidays, and that they must have the minimum wage.

USA | How the Gig Economy Profits off Desperation

by Paris Marx

“Children are running the company [Homejoy] and they act like they are still in college. The poor cleaners are being treated like slaves; the children make fun of them behind their backs; this company is a tax-evader and a moral concern to the working class.”

—anonymous former employee of house-cleaning startup Homejoy