China issues guidelines to improve platform work conditions
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Chantelle Cloete
Chantelle Cloete, Reporter

Amid increasing concern about pay and working conditions in the gig economy, Beijing is trusting platform giants to voluntarily improve the lives of their workers.

Weakened consumer demand and a saturated platform market is resulting in declining pay and a lack of job security among gig workers globally.  

In China, where 10% of the population or 84 million people now work at least one gig job, there is an ongoing push from President Xi Jinping’s government to improve conditions for platform workers.