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Oct 12, 2023

TIABC and Restaurants Canada Submit Joint Gig Economy Consultation Brief to Government

Restaurants Canada and TIABC recently submitted a joint Gig Economy brief as part of the province's consultation on protections and benefits for gig economy workers, specifically focussed on app-based ride-hail and food delivery drivers.

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Restaurants Canada and TIABC recently submitted a joint Gig Economy brief as part of the province’s consultation on protections and benefits for gig economy workers, specifically focussed on app-based ride-hail and food delivery drivers.

The brief provides feedback and recommendations on behalf of BC’s tourism and hospitality industries that continue to struggle to regain profitability as result of soaring input cost increases, pandemic related debt, and acute labour shortages.

Restaurants Canada and TIABC believe that any changes to provide additional protections for app-based delivery drivers must recognize the reality that app-based work is fundamentally different from traditional employment allowing for greater flexibility and independence for app-based delivery drivers. The focus of any changes should be on supporting greater protections for delivery drivers as independent contractors while also protecting the business model of app-based delivery platforms in British Columbia.

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