A popular definition of the gig economy is that it is “a labour market characterised by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work, as opposed to permanent jobs”. But what is next for gig economy working rights?
The NHS is facing a difficult day after the first all out doctors’ strike in the history of the health service was launched in reaction to the continuing dispute over a new contract for junior doctors.
Representatives of the government and the British Medical Association will re-start talks today to avoid strikes by junior doctors slated to start on Tuesday. The strikes will be the first for decades and army medics are on stand-by to be drafted into hospitals as replacements, should the strikes go ahead.
The NHS is set to be thrown into chaos by strike action after junior doctors voted, in overwhelming fashion, to walk out over the terms of a new contract.