Wage pledge is no good for the gig economy

The government’s plan to cover wages will help those in mainstream employment, but will do little for those in less stable work, writes Andrew Hillier. The government’s plan “to pay the wages of millions of workers across Britain to keep them in jobs” (UK government to pay 80% of wages for those not working in coronavirus crisis, 20 March) sounds good but, while it may help those in mainstream employment, it fails to address the problem of those engaged in the gig economy and less stable work.

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  • United Kingdom
  • 2020
  • Article
  • COVID-19
  • English
  • The Guardian (Publisher)
  • Open access
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