Workers of the Internet Unite? Online freelancer organisation among remote gig economy workers
22 October 2018
About this video
Dr Alex Wood from the Oxford Internet Institute presents findings regarding collective organisation among online freelancers in middle-income countries. Drawing on research in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, we find that the specific nature of the online freelancing labour process gives rise to a distinctive form of organisation, in which social media groups play a central role in structuring communication and unions are absent.
Read the full article: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ntwe.12112
About the speaker
Alex J. Wood is a sociologist of work and employment, focusing on the changing nature of employment relations and labour markets. He is currently researching worker voice, organisation and action in the online gig economy.