Professor Guy Standing explains how the globalisation of labour and work has produced a global precariat and, within that, a new category of taskers, controlled electronically by apps and crowd-sourcing. His presentation highlights how rentier platforms and cloud labour are accelerating the growth of the precariat will force governments to overhaul labour statistics, social protection and labour regulations.

This talk was recorded at the Oxford University Digital Transformations of Work Conference as part of Green Templeton College’s Future of Work Programme. This event brought together leading experts on work, employment and labour markets to discuss how the internet and digital platforms are transforming the world of work. It took place at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, on 10 March 2016.

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