TECHWORLD: Could a working conditions rating system protect gig economy workers?

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 9/4/2019

Description

A team of academics has created the world's first rating system for working conditions in the gig economy, with the aim of ensuring that the likes of Uber and Deliveroo treat their workers more fairly.

The ratings highlight both shortfalls and good practices at individual platforms. They aim to protect the millions of digital gig economy workers around the world, who often have low pay, scant job security, and poor working conditions, without the legal protections of permanent employees.

Media coverage

TitleCould a working conditions rating system protect gig economy workers?
Media name/outletTechWorld
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date9/04/19
DescriptionA team of academics has created the world's first rating system for working conditions in the gig economy, with the aim of ensuring that the likes of Uber and Deliveroo treat their workers more fairly.

The ratings highlight both shortfalls and good practices at individual platforms. They aim to protect the millions of digital gig economy workers around the world, who often have low pay, scant job security, and poor working conditions, without the legal protections of permanent employees.
URLhttps://www.techworld.com/tech-innovation/new-rating-system-for-digital-platforms-aims-protect-gig-workers-3694758/
PersonsRichard Heeks