Monday, 19 Nov 2018
Category: gig economy

UK Uber drivers to stage 24 hour strike over pay and conditions

A UK union that represents the interests of Uber drivers has called a 24 hour strike for tomorrow. Ride-hailing giant Uber may not be comfortable thinking of the people who do the driving on its platform as workers but, in 2016, a UK employment tribunal ruled against its classification of a group of then current […]

Verifly launches a business insurance product for gig economy workers

Verifly, which was launched in 2016 as an insurance provider for drone pilots, is expanding its services to include pretty much every type of part-time or contract work for the on-demand economy. Founded by Jay Bregman, who had just sold his ridesharing company, Hailo, to Daimler Mercedes-Benz in 2016, and Eugene Hertz, the co-founder of […]

Deliveroo employees are getting shares, riders are getting nothing

Food delivery startup Deliveroo is feeling generous today. The company is handing out equity to all full-time staff members. In other words, 2,000 employees are going to receive the equivalent of $13.5 million in Deliveroo shares. “Our phenomenal growth and success has been made possible thanks to the hard work, commitment and passion of the […]