Uber, the poster company of the gig economy, has agreed its Australian workers deserve more employee-like conditions. Why it has done this now isn’t too hard to work out.
When it comes to dealing with Uber’s difficult working conditions, Uber drivers are on their own.
The narrative of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is more aspiration than reality.
With customers and workers both being squeezed, what does the future look like?
A trial in France revealed how the platform’s algorithm established a subordination relationship between riders and the firm. Could we be witnessing the beginning of the end of “uberisation”?
The use of Airbnb to channel donations to Ukrainians illustrates both the potential and limitations of the so-called sharing economy.
A recent study highlights the precarious world of rideshare and delivery drivers during the pandemic, and their struggle to be heard as non-unionised contractors.
A new international report on climate change finds rapid changes could cut emissions from transportation by 80% to 90%. Three behavior change trends could bring big improvements.
Feudalism has been replaced by capitalism, and the new villeiny — or neo-villeiny — has emerged to reflect a relationship between a worker and an organization.
Gig workers are more stressed than other types of workers. Two experts explain coping strategies that are likely to help, and which to avoid.
Over 300 companies so far have closed stores, reassigned staff or halted sales in Russia in the two weeks since the invasion began.
The pandemic home-delivery boom is driving a push to automation and precarious work by Australian supermarkets.
It could push up prices and pay.
Gig work is entering almost every industry and changing the relationship between workers, employers, service providers and customers. But gig workers face new and unique challenges.
Uber’s downsides are well publicised, but it may have a big social benefit in helping to reduce the incidence of drunk driving.
Taxi drivers and Uber drivers perform the same work, but Uber’s categorization as a tech company has contributed to the historical stigma against taxi drivers.
David Cameron’s work for Greensill highlights just some of the problems with current UK regulation on lobbying
New changes to employment rules go hand in hand with the recent knocks to Deliveroo and Uber to suggest that a trend is emerging.
Uber has been forced by the UK courts to treat its British drivers as workers. It will probably require legislative change for Uber’s Australian drivers to be treated as employees.
The British Supreme Court ruling in favour of Uber drivers offers some hope that gig workers, many of them immigrants, might finally be given basic rights. But there’s still lots of work to do.