Gig economy workers say they can no longer survive

Paris (AFP) – Whether in Paris, Kuala Lumpur or California, gig economy workers fear they can no longer survive on meagre earnings from jobs that leave them increasingly vulnerable. The term “gig” stretches back a century to jazz musicians who used it to refer to a one-off show but now the “gig economy” involves  millions of people in all sorts of jobs, from Uber drivers to Deliveroo delivery teams. Algorithm slaves –  Wissem Inal does more than 700 kilometres (450 miles) a week on his scooter, delivering up to 10 takeout meals in the Paris suburbs every evening.  “At the moment, with the lock…

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