Coronavirus highlights sick pay void for platform workers

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is starting to have a serious impact on the world economy. The consequences for platform workers are especially severe in light of forced work stoppages due to self-isolation and lack of sick pay in many cases. Recent media coverage shows that platform workers in the transport sector (ride hailing and food delivery) are most affected, while professional services performed online (such as remote consultations with health professionals) could help to reduce the pressure on health systems.

Metadata

  • Deliveroo, Foodora, Uber
  • EU28
  • 2020
  • Article
  • COVID-19
  • English
  • Eurofound (Research institute)
  • Open access
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