Late week, the Fair Work Ombudsman ruled that workers of the gig economy, including Uber drivers, were not employees. This, of course, makes that already unstable industry even more so.
After yet more examples of workers getting short-changed, many are calling for the theft of wages to be enshrined in criminal law.
Lordy doo, what a week. Roseanne Barr overdosed on stupidity, One Nation split in two and one man filled a bathtub with spuds, because drugs.
As it stands, the gig economy grants those who deliver our food very little security, sometimes paying them as little as $6 an hour if they’re fortunate. It’s time we deliver change.
Wage growth is stifled, industrial action is non-existent. We spoke to ACTU secretary Sally McManus about the change she looks to enable.