The tug of war within the gig economy
- A battle is afoot between platform companies and gig workers in multiple countries. Is there a win-win solution?
- The European Union recently introduced a draft that aims to force platform companies such as Uber, Instacart, and Amazon to classify their gig workforce as ‘employees’.
BENGALURU : In February this year, Uber lost a significant legal battle in the UK when the country’s Supreme Court upheld a previous ruling by the employment tribunal that the 25 drivers who had brought a case against Uber are indeed employees and not contractors. Soon, Uber announced that it would begin treating all its drivers in the UK as workers who are entitled to a minimum wage, holiday pay, and pension.