Uber’s business model suggests something has to give – either its imperial ambitions or its presence in markets which hold it to account.
Using technology and rhetoric, ride-hailing companies manage to dictate drivers while simultaneously creating the illusion of equal relation.
A rebellion against the technology which triggered the industrial revolution changed the way we understand technology.
Why Uber needs to address the values that are embedded in its technological success.
When people get locked into the gig economy, it adversely affects other areas of their lives, from health to housing
Whether or not food delivery workers feel exploited is irrelevant, because they have few other options.
Freelancing is hardly the glamorous, coffee-fueled industry shown on TV. In OECD countries, most gig workers are in the service sector.
With life expectancy stalling and austerity partly to blame, the UK must rethink its approach to retirement.
Prior to industrialisation in the 19th century, most people worked multiple jobs to piece together a living.
Not only did trade union membership peak in the 1970s – so did their way of doing things.
An independent review of modern working practices looks destined to change very little for people stuck working in the gig economy.
Today's manifestations of the gig economy are tilted in favour of too few beneficiaries, and are not built to last.
A study shows the reality of gig worker experiences is far more nuanced than enjoying flexible work or being exploited.
With no guarantee of work or pay, is the stress of flexible work contracts affecting the health of workers?
The business models of the gig economy often stand in the way of implementing minimum wages or conditions.
A universal basic income would enable people to embrace the gig economy and give them greater leverage in the jobs they choose.
A decline in union membership has left a void to be filled by a more chaotic movement - alt-unionism.
When it comes to gig workers, research says it's better to work with others and in the same place everytime.
Gig workers need to be aware of their contract terms and band together in order to maintain their working rights and pay.
The ABS' labour force survey is more than 50 years old. We need a new way of measuring employment for a new modes of work.