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Great Britain: Just Eat shakes up the gig economy by offering its drivers an hourly wage

After recently adopting a similar approach in other European countries, the mobile app-based home food delivery giant Just Eat is starting to end its practice of paying per completed job. This gig economy arena revolution means Just Eat drivers can earn at least the minimum hourly wage and enjoy social benefits rights. Between now and March, more than 1,000 employment contracts will be created in London, be they part-time, full-time, or zero hour contracts (i.e. those that guarantee neither working time nor wages). However, trade unions are unhappy that the delivery workers will be employed via a temporary employment agency.

Through . Published on 10 December 2020 à 13h13 - Update on 05 May 2021 à 17h56

On 09 December, Just Eat announced that delivery drivers will be able to opt for an employment contract guaranteeing them new rights including paid leave, sick leave, parental leave, as well as company contributions to a pension fund, instead of the former employment arrangement of being paid by the job.…

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