An employee, not a contractor: unfair dismissal ruling against Deliveroo is a big deal for Australia’s gig workers
The Fair Work Commission's ruling that delivery rider Diego Franco was an employee of Deliveroo is a major legal win for Australia's gig workers.
Food-ordering platform Menulog has declared it will break with the standard contractor business model. But let's not get too excited yet.
This week: as the world sets out to regulate gig work, we look at its surprising consequences and wider impact.
Uber has been forced by the UK courts to treat its British drivers as workers. It will probably require legislative change for Uber's Australian drivers to be treated as employees.
As some gig workers become essential workers others face long term unemployment. Gig workers are striking, walking off the job and protesting among changing labour circumstances.