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    Europe Weighs Protections for Gig Economy Workers

    The future of work is gonna take some work. With world economies shifting away from salaried, pensioned jobs and toward the so-called gig economy — which often cuts workers off from health care, retirement and unemployment benefits — Brussels has announced it’ll begin identifying options for covering flexible workers when they get sick or lose their jobs. It’s a conversation deeply important in Europe, where youth unemployment is high. Consultations with trade unions and businesses will begin today as European Commission bureaucrats start to formulate new policies and regulations.

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