Supporting the Self Employed and gig workers and Breadfunds.


Stuart Field and Philip Ross

This session combines these open space proposals:

  1. Self-employed people do not get sick pay. Bread Funds are small groups of self-employed people who support each other if unable to work. Stir to Action magazine has an article on them. Leaflets on their stall. Web site
  2. Supporting the Self Employed and gig workers. In NY in the USA they have passed a Freelancing Isn’t Free Act to guarantee a contract and payment on time. Discussion of how a similar act here and use of Mutual Distr Ledger could help enforce it