Introducing the Fairwork Singapore team, led by Professor Jack Linchuan Qiu

Posted on 09.06.2021
Delivery riders in Singapore
Dr David Sing /

The Fairwork network extends a very warm welcome to the Fairwork Singapore team.

Based out of the Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore, the team will be researching and scoring prominent platforms in Singapore against our five principles of fair work. The team is led by Professor Jack Linchuan Qiu.

Professor Qiu has extensive experience researching aspects of digital media in relation to labour, class and globalisation, especially in South-East and East Asia. He has published more than 100 research articles and chapters and 10 books in both English and Chinese including Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition (U of Illinois Press, 2016), World Factory in the Information Age (Guangxi Normal U Press, 2013), and Working-Class Network Society (MIT Press, 2009). He is also an elected Fellow of the International Communication Association (ICA) and a recipient of the C. Edwin Baker Award for the Advancement of Scholarship on Media, Markets and Democracy, and serves as the President of the Chinese Communication Association (CCA).

Professor Qiu and the Singapore team are currently collecting information about 8 platforms: GrabCar, GrabFood, Gojek, FoodPanda, Ryde, Deliveroo, Tada, and Lalamove.

Please get in touch with us if you have any feedback or queries about our scoring process in Singapore.