‘It’s a form of modern slavery’: MPs on Ken Loach’s film about the human cost of the zero-hours economy

The director’s new film, Sorry We Missed You, couldn’t be more timely. We ask MPs and business leaders including Frank Field and Anna Soubry what they make of its uncompromising vision• Q&A with Sorry We Missed You actor Debbie HoneywoodIt’s three …

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Let’s follow California’s lead and regulate companies like Uber | Veena Dubal

The ‘gig economy’ is terrible for workers. We must tackle the problem head-onThis week, California’s governor, Gavin Newsom – a darling of tech capitalists – signed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) into law. The bill codifies the “ABC test” to determine the appli…

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Dancers, writers, caddies: the gig workers who could benefit from California’s historic bill

Uber and Lyft drivers aren’t the only ones getting protections – but journalists and musicians have raised concernGroundbreaking legislation passed by California lawmakers on Wednesday has been lauded for its potential to transform the way tech compani…

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No Logo at 20: have we lost the battle against the total branding of our lives?

It was the bestseller that brilliantly critiqued the political power of the ‘superbrands’ and shot Naomi Klein to fame. Two decades on, we ask her, how does it stand up in our world of tech giants and personal brands?Some political books capture the ze…

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Gig economy in Britain doubles, accounting for 4.7 million workers

TUC finds worker rights fading as gig platforms proliferate to employ one in 10 adultsBritain’s booming gig economy has more than doubled in size over the past three years and now accounts for 4.7 million workers, according to a report laying bare the …

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