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Episode 1: Low Pay Britain: The Truth about Your Job - Dispatches

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Morland Sanders reports on the future of workers' rights in the UK in the wake of lockdown and departure from the EU. The programme examines evidence of safety breaches, low pay, and dangerous pressures at the heart of the gig economy, and revealing how gig-based working practices are becoming more commonplace, even appearing in organisations like the NHS.
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What do Deliveroo couriers, Uber drivers, Pimlico Plumbers and now even certain NHS workers have in common? They’re among Britain’s estimated 1.3 million gig workers, treated by companies like independent contractors and paid on a piece-by-piece basis, a system which its supporters argue gives them more flexibility to work when they want. However, many have no rights – no benefits such as holiday or sick pay – and can even be paid less than the national minimum wage. 

In this report for Dispatches, Morland Sanders explores the world of the gig economy and raises concerns that eventually a lot more of us could become gig workers, too. 

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  • Low Pay Britain: The Truth about Your Job - Dispatches

    Summary

    Morland Sanders reports on the future of workers' rights in the UK in the wake of lockdown and departure from the EU. The programme examines evidence of safety breaches, low pay, and dangerous pressures at the heart of the gig economy, and revealing how gig-based working practices are becoming more commonplace, even appearing in organisations like the NHS.
    Recommended

    Review

    What do Deliveroo couriers, Uber drivers, Pimlico Plumbers and now even certain NHS workers have in common? They’re among Britain’s estimated 1.3 million gig workers, treated by companies like independent contractors and paid on a piece-by-piece basis, a system which its supporters argue gives them more flexibility to work when they want. However, many have no rights – no benefits such as holiday or sick pay – and can even be paid less than the national minimum wage. 

    In this report for Dispatches, Morland Sanders explores the world of the gig economy and raises concerns that eventually a lot more of us could become gig workers, too. 

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    ReporterMorland Sanders

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorDominic Gallagher
    Executive producerNicole Kleeman
    Executive producerKate Ansell
    ProducerDominic Gallagher
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