A Supreme Court ruling today has unanimously voted to ensure Uber must classify its drivers as workers rather than self-employed. The decision marks the end of a long-standing legal challenge and will mean tens of thousands of Uber drivers will be entitled to minimum wage and holiday pay. The final details of compensation remain unclear, however, this ruling represents a massive win for workers in the gig economy, many of whom have been hit hard throughout the ongoing pandemic.
Herefordshire Council fired a worker after a complaint had been filed against him on unfair grounds.
Evan Richards writes about the difference between labour in a capitalist society and that of a revolutionary socialist society, arguing that only socialism can truly emancipate workers from wage-slavery and other forms of work-based exploitation.
What is the future for work and workers? As part of it’s Centenary calendar, the Communist Party is hosting an important conference with leading activists and researchers, to question these fundamental issues and discuss how activism can have an impact.