The Greens have been addressing changes of working life and the increase of irregular work over recent years. For many people today, part-time work has become a part of everyday life. Full-time and continuous work is not available to many, who instead have to gain their income by working several jobs at once. Self-employment and gig jobs will also increase in the future. However, this should not mean that working conditions and workers’ income can be subjected to cuts like those made now. The problems brought up by the change of work need to be addressed and responsible entrepreneurship needs to be supported!
The position of Foodora couriers has been weakened. Many couriers have few income possibilities and the position to negotiate with the employer is non-existent. The platform economy needs to provide working conditions that secure the rights of couriers. Because of this I support the Foodora Take Responsibility campaign, in which couriers are fighting for fair working conditions.
MP, The Greens
Translated by Marcus Nicolson & Tuomas Tammisto from Finnish.