The gig workers taking legal action to regain control of their data


An Uber driver wears a protective mask as he drives a car in the Queens neighborhood in New York, US. The lawsuits come as an informal global movement of gig workers has expanded in the coronavirus pandemic, with drivers and delivery workers from the United States to India staging strikes to demand better pay and working conditions. — Reuters

TBILISI/BERLIN: London-based Uber driver Abdurzak Hadi is self-employed but says he is not his own boss as his workflow is determined by an obscure computer algorithm.

With the ride-hailing app deciding which – and how many – clients he gets each day, Hadi says he cannot optimise work and make more money, prompting him to join legal action against Uber that could set a precedent for all workers in the gig economy.

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