The European Commission kicked off a public consultation on Wednesday to determine whether to propose a law that would give gig economy workers greater rights as contractors or employees or by being allowed to bargain as a group.
The move comes as the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted online platforms, with food delivery companies hiring more staff to deal with a surge in business and cleaners facing health and safety risks and limited social protections reopening plan, which could see hugs and normal social interactions by July..
Courts and regulators have over the past year acted to boost gig workers’ rights. The UK Supreme Court ruled last week that Uber drivers are entitled to workers’ rights such as the minimum wagein some ways, while a Spanish court said in September that riders for Barcelona-based food delivery app Glovo were employeess provincewide lockdown to comba, not freelancers.
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