A suite of protections for gig workers will be contained in legislation to be introduced into parliament next week, and will also include measures on rights for casual workers and stopping wage theft
Although work in journalism has never been a safe bet, it’s now rife with deepening uncertainty. The TVO strike aimed at job security is a matter of public interest.
These days people prefer to simply have access to goods and services, rather than outright owning them. But what does this mean for the future of consumerism?
Now that EU ministers have reached agreement on the platform work directive, the big question is whether the UK will follow suit.
Since 2011, I’ve worked in more than 20 precarious workplaces in hospitality, manufacturing and logistics – and I have only seen a union once.
The writers strike lays bare all the ills of working on one of the lowest rungs of the entertainment industry.
Our study of food delivery workers in one English city highlights the daily challenges facing undocumented migrants in this sector.
Australia’s largest private-sector employers are steadily integrating gig workers into their operations.
Australian startup MilkRun may have attracted more than $85 million in venture capital but it always had a challenging business model.
Gig companies like Uber often promote the freedom that comes with independent contractor arrangements. They talk less about the impact that pay volatility can have on workers’ health.
What a ‘gig worker’ is remains ill-defined, which can suit employers. But the spread of the gig economy means more workers don’t have the same rights and protections as employees.
Gig workers navigate the challenges of solo work by seeking out relationships and cultivating skills to cope with emotional turbulence
‘Career portfolioing’ is a trend where people assemble different sources of income, such as side gigs, to give them a measure of independence from employers who provide little job security.
Alternative working arrangements like gig platforms might help immigrant workers find temporary work, but many care professionals are still unable to find permanent jobs in their industry.
Deliveroo says it has been unable to achieve a sustainable position in the Australian market.
The Uber Files leak reveals that the company embarked on a deliberate public relations strategy that involved the media, public officials and academics.
As Coles and Woolworth turn to UberEats and DoorDash for fast deliveries, supermarket workers feel ‘the gig economy is getting closer’.
Our five years of research reveals an industry facing push back from both workers and customers. Many workers we spoke with sought to leave the gig economy.
Rating services on ride and task apps disadvantage gig workers, whose future work assignments are affected by their ratings. Women workers are made vulnerable, and have to contend with harassment.
Uber Australia’s deal with the transport workers union signals the Albanese government won’t mess about with attempts to reclassify gig workers as employees.