UK gig economy workers exposed to virus, union warns

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Union threatens legal action if government fails to enforce EU safety at work regulations

Workers in the gig economy are being exposed to coronavirus infection because the government is failing to enforce EU safety at work regulations, a union has said.

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has written to the Department for Work and Pensions threatening legal action if the duty of care is not extended to include those who are not employees.

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