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Apr 5, 2017


* North Ireland - Fresh legal action on behalf of workers in 'gig' economy

... The GMB union is taking a case against logistics firm UK Express, which is based in Birmingham but employs staff across the UK... The GMB said it believes the drivers fall into the same category as those at taxi firm Uber, and should be classed as workers, not self-employed... The case is the latest being brought by the GMB to tackle the growing trend of what it calls "bogus" self-employment Maria Ludkin, GMB legal director, said: "This is another case in a long line of legal battles around bogus self-employment. Employers might not like paying the minimum wage or giving their workers the protections they're entitled to in the workplace, but I'm afraid it's not optional" ... "The drivers delivering for Amazon, like Uber drivers and delivery drivers for DX, cannot be classed as anything other than employed when you look at the law" ...  
(Photo: On a typical day a driver has 150-200 parcels to deliver)   --   Belfast, N.I., UK - The Belfast Telegraph - 31 March 2017

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