Sustainable Platform Cooperativism:Towards social and environmental justice in the future of the gig-economy

Bates, Oliver and Kirman, Ben (2019) Sustainable Platform Cooperativism:Towards social and environmental justice in the future of the gig-economy. In: Limits 2019, 2019-06-102019-06-11.

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Abstract

Gig-economy platforms are disrupting the way that work is managed, completed and measured in low and no skill work in the UK. 2.8 million people work in the UK’s gig-economy, in which “the exchange of labour for money between individuals or companies via digital platforms that actively facilitate matching between providers and customers, on a short-term and payment by task basis” [9]. The large uptake of these platforms in the logistics sector (e.g. Uber, Deliveroo) provides employers with a dynamic, Mlexible and lower cost workforce, who can be instantly matched to piecemeal work through ICT and ranked on their performance [6]. Gig-work is growing as the primary way of work in the last-mile goods courier sector and urban mobility, intertwined with increasing levels of externalities connected to rapidly evolving consumption and unsustainable logistics networks [1,4,5].

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Contribution to Conference (Other)
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Limits 2019
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134925
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22 Jun 2019 09:47
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