Can new EU rules make gig work fairer?

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By Joanna Gill
Millions of European gig workers could be recognised as employees with rights to pensions, paid leave and workplace accident insurance under draft labour rules approved by EU member states.
The proposals aim to stamp out what EU lawmakers describe as “bogus self-employment” among gig workers using digital platforms, from food delivery couriers and drivers for ride-hailing apps through to domestic workers and microworkers who complete small tasks such as content moderation online.
EU member states reached a long-awaited deal on the draft rules on Monday, triggering talks with MEPs and representatives from the governments of all EU states, who must hammer out a compromise on the final text.
Once all sides agree, they will pass a directive, which means that the rules must be written into the national law of each member state.

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