Pay rises in shar­ing econ­omy

Money Magazine Australia - - IN BRIEF -

Par­tic­i­pants of the share econ­omy may soon be able to look for­ward to bet­ter pay and work­ing con­di­tions. A land­mark agree­ment was struck on May 1 be­tween Unions NSW and the jobs mar­ket­place app AirTasker to bet­ter align em­ploy­ment con­di­tions with in­dus­try stan­dards.

Mark Morey, sec­re­tary of Unions NSW, says the or­gan­i­sa­tion is work­ing with AirTasker to pro­mote higher rates of pay, and will soon of­fer con­trac­tors an in­sur­ance prod­uct sim­i­lar to work­ers’ com­pen­sa­tion for work­place in­juries and ill­ness. Con­trac­tors are also be­ing promised an in­de­pen­dent dis­pute res­o­lu­tion process, which will be over­seen by the Fair Work Com­mis­sion.

“It doesn’t mat­ter if work is ar­ranged through an app or web­site. Fair­ness is what counts and it’s what we will fight for,” says Morey.

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