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DIGILABOUR publishes an interview with the Fairwork Team

Why platforms should follow decent work principles

On August 3, 2020, DIGILABOUR published an interview in Portuguese with members from the Fairwork Oxford team: Professor Mark Graham, Dr. Kelle Howson and Dr. Funda Ustek-Spilda. Below we publish this interview in English. The interview was facilitated and translated to Portuguese by Fairwork Brazil Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Rafael Grohmann from Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos.

You can read the original interview in Portuguese here.

DIGILABOUR: Why is it important for platforms to follow Fairwork principles?

Mark Graham: One of the defining features of the gig economy is the […]

By |2020-08-10T16:55:27+01:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Press release|0 Comments

The Uprising of Brazilian Food Delivery Riders

The strikes in Brazil reveal the power of workers’ struggles and the importance of fair work on digital platforms

By Rafael Grohmann, Rodrigo Carelli, Daniel Abs, Julice Salvagni, Kelle Howson, Funda Ustek-Spilda and Mark Graham 

In July,  Brazil experienced two historic strikes by food delivery riders who work for digital platforms. Brazil has the world’s fifth largest population of internet users, and for a day, many of them directed their attention to the grievances of millions of the country’s gig workers. The strikers’ demands included an increase in pay, ending the processes that lead […]

By |2020-08-10T19:18:07+01:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Fairwork announces Voluntary Scoring

Fairwork focuses on the major companies that use digital platforms to distribute piecemeal work to workersin several countries. One of the questions we have been asked is whether platforms who are located outside our focus countries, or otherwise not part of the three Fairwork league tables can receive a Fairwork score 

How does Voluntary Fairwork Score work? 

Platforms outside our main league tables can apply to receive a Fairwork score. Our team will work with you to identify evidence you can provide towards compliance with our […]

By |2020-06-17T13:51:17+01:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|Tags: , |0 Comments

COVID-19 Policies Leave Gig Workers Out in the Cold

How are platforms responding to the COVID-19 crisis? Who do they protect and how much? 

As new coronavirus cases are rapidly increasing across the world, gig workers are on the front lines of this crisis. They are delivering food and household essentials to those self-isolating or practicing social distancing and are providing much needed care services to those in need. As such, they are among the “key workers” the UK government announced: those “who are maintaining essential public services during the Covid-19 response”.  

To see how platforms have been responding to […]

By |2020-04-09T18:11:05+01:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments