This UNU-WIDER webinar will introduce new research on the impact of COVID-19 on gig workers and the platform economy.
Funda Ustek-Spilda will introduce the work of the Fairwork Foundation, an action-research project at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. Fairwork conducts action research into the working conditions in the platform economy, in order to develop “fairness ratings” for digital labour platforms (such as Uber and Deliveroo). These ratings are then used as a lever to improve pay and conditions for platform workers across the world.
Ustek-Spilda will also discuss the findings of Foundation’s Covid-19 research, which has reviewed nearly 200 platforms in 40+ countries, primarily in the Global South.
This will be followed by Arturo Arriagada’s talk on the platform economy in Chile, and the impact of Covid-19 on the workers in Latin America.
The webinar will begin at 4:00 PM (UTC+3) on 29 September 2020.
For more information, or to register to participate, see the webinar announcement on the UNU-WIDER website.