Original article by David Marin-Guzman
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 3 : 20-Sep-18
A Senate committee has released a report which has recommended greater regulation of the gig economy in order to protect workers in the sector. Amongst other things, the inquiry into the future of work has recommended broadening the definition of an employee to include workers in the gig economy, who are generally regarded as independent contractors. However, some people who work as ride-sharing drivers say the flexibility of their working hours is a key attraction and they will quit the sector if there is any change to their employment status.
AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, UBER AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, TAXIFY, RIDE SHARE DRIVERS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA