Gig contractor or employee? Delivery drivers seek rights worldwide.

Posted on AllSides December 16th, 2021
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App-based delivery firms rarely classify their drivers as employees deserving benefits. But gig workers’ demands for fair treatment are gaining traction in courts worldwide.

They’ve been everywhere.

From Los Angeles and London to São Paulo and Moscow, on their bikes and motorcycles, in sweltering heat or bone-chilling cold, they’ve been the skeleton key that has pried open pandemic isolation by delivering everyday necessities, and comforts, to families around the globe.

Yet these gig economy drivers share something else. Often struggling to make ends meet, they mostly lack basic employment benefits...

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