Gig economy / Zero hours contracts

Press/Media: Blogs and social media


The gig economy is rarely out of the news; former CBI boss Lord Adair Turner is the latest prominent figure to call for the Government to enforce the minimum wage for those who earn a living in this way. Tony Dundon, Professor of Human Resource Management & Employment Relations at Alliance Manchester Business School, and Cristina Inversi examine the rising inequalities in an industry that employs over one million people in the UK.

  • Pay and working hours can be much worse in new gig-economy jobs.
  • Guidelines could be designed to ensure management policy is equitable and fair in new economic sectors
  • Regulating for decent work, employment fairness and societal justice are key policy choices locally, nationally and globally.
  • There are key work and citizenship policy issues related to Brexit options about how to sustain labour market equalities.
Period5 Jul 2017

Media contributions


Media contributions

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Work and Equalities Institute


  • gig economy
  • zero hours
  • food delivery