Chris Horn: Time for unions to become players in gig economy

Following Uber ruling, there is an opportunity for unions to design apps for public

The Central London Employment Tribunal ruled Uber should  pay its drivers the minimum wage and holiday pay. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

The Central London Employment Tribunal ruled Uber should pay its drivers the minimum wage and holiday pay. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

“The black market was a way of getting around government controls” – so asserted Milton Friedman, a Nobel prizewinner in economics.

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