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Treat people fairly to stay ahead of gig economy

The following article by UEL Chairman Malcolm Mackay appeared in today's Scotsman Newspaper: It's very illuminating speaking to a mini-cab driver. Of course there's been plenty of controversy over the future of the Uber hire car service in the big cities such as London.  And there are definite worries

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Don’t forget the place and importance of rural workforce

With a general election now in the offing, UEL member Iain Burke, who celebrates 25 years as a Scottish Borders lawyer, says more needs to be done to redress the economic imbalances in a region of Scotland that retains a strong sense of identity We hear a great deal about

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Driving Employment Rights Forward

What do you need to know about the Uber Employment Tribunal Case and how will this affect employment rights? Marianne McJannett of TC Young discusses the Uber judgement. In a landmark decision, an Employment Tribunal has held that Uber, popular smart-phone taxi app, must treat its drivers as ‘workers’ opposed

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