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”?
Feudalism has been replaced by capitalism, and the new villeiny — or neo-villeiny — has emerged to reflect a relationship between a worker and an organization.
New legislation could strengthen the social contract between workers and platforms.
Gig workers are more stressed than other types of workers. Two experts explain coping strategies that are likely to help, and which to avoid.
Today’s journalism students are less likely to find full-time jobs as professional journalists. The craft has become ‘post-industrial’, entrepreneurial and atypical.
Many formal sector jobs are increasingly precarious and poorly paid, meaning that formal work is not an avenue to greater social equality for many people.
How do we take care of delivery riders who are often exposed to multiple risks? What are their needs in terms of social protection? Researchers asked them these questions directly.
Low incomes, unpaid work and excessive workloads: Australian artists are facing a crisis.
Teaching entrepreneurial skills is a staple in business schools. But it can benefit all students – including majors in engineering, agriculture and even the arts.
Recent developments in the organisation of production have led to the decline of wage employment across much of the world.
Strip away the sexy marketing and what you have is just another digital platform shifting legal responsibilities and risks.
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.
Why a workers’ rebellion in 19th-century England is relevant in the age of data extraction, gig labour and management by algorithm.
Is there a place for speedy grocery delivery startups in a post-COVID world? That depends on consumer habit.
The Fair Work Commission’s ruling that delivery rider Diego Franco was an employee of Deliveroo is a major legal win for Australia’s gig workers.
More people are getting involved in sex work, especially online – and it can be a lifeline for marginalized people.
If the best people management practices of the formal economy were to be deployed in the informal economy, new avenues of stimulating economic and life empowerment may be opened.
Food-ordering platform Menulog has declared it will break with the standard contractor business model. But let’s not get too excited yet.