African Gig Workers Should Get Better Benefits Packages For Their Services

The gig economy is a growing sector in Africa with a promising future. The gig economy is a model of independent contractual work between employers and employees. This form of contract is not a new phenomenon as Africans have always received income for informal services they render, particularly outside a full-time day job.

The significant development is the digital turn this kind of work has taken, including in Africa, where more than 280 gig platforms employ around 4.8 million people. However, as opposed to “traditional employees”, African gig workers do not receive benefits from governments or platform companies.

Where benefits are offered, they are only applicable to a particular job and cannot be transferred from one position to another. These meagre benefits leave them with very little to show for their hard work in the long run….

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