Gig companies lose bid to block NYC’s new wage rules
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Josh Stephens, Reporter

New York City’s app-based delivery workers are set to receive a significant pay boost after a judge rejected an attempt to block a new minimum pay ordinance from going into effect.

The new ordinance will require gig economy giants to pay couriers a minimum wage of $17.96 (£14.78) an hour, raising to $20 (£16.46) by 2025. This figure was a compromise from the £23 per hour initially proposed by the city. According to the city’s estimate, delivery workers currently make about $11 an hour on average.