Unionizing the gig economy

Geir Freysson on his Medium blog:

Workers in the gig economy don’t get paid holidays, minimum wage, health insurance, a pension, expenses, overtime or redundancy pay. And they certainly don’t organise into unions to bargain for pay.

 And:

The gig economy is one of the greatest tech and business innovations of recent times and it promises to make the consumer’s life a whole lot easier. This shouldn’t be mutually exclusive to those who work in it getting a decent deal and having the benefits employees in other industries enjoy. The gig economy could be just as powerful for workers as it is for consumers.

 I say this is a brilliant idea.