Supervisor at OII
Platform economy assessed for first time in Germany: COVID-19 pandemic brings into sharp relief risks faced by workers
21 May 2020
The Fairwork Project launches its first set of annual ratings for digital platforms in Germany, highlighting the precarious nature of work in the platform economy.
14 May 2020 Open Democracy
Although there is little evidence of ‘disaster capitalism’, ‘compassionate capitalism’ has been in rather short supply.
23 April 2020 New Internationalist
Coronavirus is showing that precarity and dangerous working conditions are a choice companies have been making for workers, not a necessary payoff for flexibility and independence, say Fairwork researchers.
27 March 2020 OECD Development Matters
The risks faced by members of the gig economy during the Covid-19 outbreak.
26 March 2020 red pepper
How long are we willing to turn a blind eye to the vulnerabilities of essential workers on the bottom of the employment hierarchy, asks the Fairwork Foundation.
18 March 2020 New Internationalist
A coalition of gig economy researchers at Fairwork explain how gig workers are being hit hardest by COVID-19.
5 June 2019 The New Statesman
The greatest risk may not be that computers will one day think like humans, but that humans will forget about the workers sustaining our digital economy.
15 April 2019 Tagesspiegel
Die globale Plattformökonomie zeige die begrenzte Macht nationaler Regulierung auf, erklärt Mark Graham, Professor am Oxford Internet Institute. Ohne Mindeststandards werden Plattformarbeiter weiterhin ausgebeutet.
26 February 2019 Progressive Post
Shaping the future of work in the digital age for the benefit of society is a key task for Progressives. The challenges surrounding the fourth industrial revolution are an impetus to think comparatively.