Lessons from America
Things are really changing in the world of work. The people of California have spoken and what they're saying is sending ripples, nay, waves, across the Atlantic. By passing Proposition 22 with 58% of the vote, Californians affirmed the importance of flexible 'gig' work and, crucially, the need to update law and employment frameworks to include new benefits and protections for people operating in this environment (what we call 'gigrs').
Flexible work is crucial to the future of the economy
Flexible, as-and-when work opportunities that are easy to access and connect to are more crucial than ever, enabling the unemployed and underemployed, particularly in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, to earn money at the touch of a button.
Currently, the system can't easily cope with people who want to engage in both employed work and self employed 'gig' jobs, so we need a third element that recognises that this new approach to working is here to stay. Three quarters of gigrs say this kind of work has had a positive impact on their ability to provide for themselves and their family.
The pandemic has shone a light on the importance of a healthy work/life balance for many people, and platforms like gigr are at the centre of this new way of thinking. It's a revolution that can't be ignored and we at gigr will do everything we can to support the advancement of a system that works for, protects and supports gig workers.
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