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Gigable Offering Paid Leave Cover To Gig Workers Across Ireland And The UK

By Dave Simpson

Irish gig economy marketplace start-up Gigable has partnered with gig economy insurance and benefits platform Collective Benefits to extend its suite of independent worker benefits to include paid leave cover. The new offering aims to help bridge the gap between employment and independent working and help workers remain financially stable in the event of requiring time off work.

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Gigable, which has 34,000 members, is continuing to consolidate its food delivery business while it also makes in-roads into the grocery delivery market.

Gigable drivers who complete a minimum of 15 gigs in a month can now access the paid leave benefit, which covers sickness, injury, family and compassionate leave.

Statement By Gigable CEO And Founder

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Gigable CEO and founder of John Ryan stated, "We are very proud to partner with Collective Benefits to offer paid leave. We want to ensure that gig workers are supported in their choice to be independent and to help more people take the leap. Gigable is here to build an equitable gig economy community, so it's vital that workers are not simply treated as commodities but to support them when we can, such as during illness or family bereavement. Our partnership with Collective Benefits is helping Gigable achieve our core purpose - to humanise the gig economy. We're thrilled to provide this suite of cover, which is actually more substantial than what is currently offered to many traditional employees."

Statement By Collective Benefits CEO

Collective Benefits CEO Anthony Beilin stated, "Working in the gig economy is becoming a hugely popular option because of the flexibility it provides. We've proved that it's possible not only to enjoy the flexibility that's so important to workers, but also have access to the protections and benefits so greatly needed and deserved. It is important to recognise that the self-employed shouldn't have to choose between flexible work and the financial, physical, and mental support they deserve."

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