‘Uber is not above the law’: MEP slams UK government over failure to protect gig economy workers

Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Leïla Chaibi is “astonished” that the UK government is no longer reviewing gig economy workers’ rights following the Supreme Court decision to classify drivers as workers. The French politician, a member of the European Parliament’s committee on employment and social affairs, said: Uber is not above the law and …
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Joseph Stiglitz on the Pandemic Economy & Why He Backs Sanders’ Filibuster for $2000 Stimulus Checks

In these times of COVID-19, climate chaos and elections, independent news is more important than ever. You turn to Democracy Now! because you trust that when we’re reporting on the pandemic or the uprisings against police brutality—or the climate crisis—our coverage is not brought to you by the fossil fuel, insurance or weapons industries or …
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A new vision shows how we can support each other, rebuild the economy and save the planet

A research group is calling on the government to implement new policies to rebuild the economy after coronavirus (Covid-19). The New Economics Foundation has unveiled a set of recommendations aimed at saving jobs and incomes. It intends for the policies to counteract unemployment while investing in a greener future. There are three main demands. Firstly, …
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As Northern Ireland’s economy faces ‘deep recession’, a former DUP MP becomes a life peer

Prior to the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19), the people in the north of Ireland were already facing an uncertain future. This was because of a possible ‘no-deal’ Brexit. A no-deal Brexit could see a hard border reinstated between the north and south of Ireland and would likely result in huge job losses for the people …
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Nick and David neck and neck, but Gordon behind, says British business

Survey of UK companies shows LibDems and Conservatives in equal tussle for business opinion (London, Tuesday 27th April 2010) New research amongst British business about the economic competence of the three main political parties has revealed evidence of the Clegg Effect in the country’s commercial community.  The new survey, conducted by business analysts Lindsell Marketing, …
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