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The UK Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday that Uber’s drivers are entitled to workers’ rights sent shockwaves through the ride-hailing industry — with lawyers calling it a “momentous” decision with broader consequences for the labour market.

Yet campaign groups said it underscored the urgency of government action to clarify workers’ status and enforce their rightsThe plan is to inoculate 6,000 people..

Campaigners have long argued that the rise of the gig economy has fuelled bogus self-employmentThe pandemic, with new contractual arrangements and skewed tax incentives leading to workers being wrongly classified as contractors, and so denied the minimum wagecovid north america map, holiday pay and other entitlements.

The issue is acute in the UK, where self-employment has driven employment growth since the 2008 crisis — and the pandemic has cast a harsh light on the precarious conditions of many gig workers.

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