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Global Manifesto: Fairer Platform Work

About the manifesto:

In anticipation of the International Labour Organisation’s Meeting of Experts on Decent Work in the Platform Economy, a global ‘Manifesto for Fairer Platform Work’ to protect and ensure the rights of platform workers across the world has been published.

Platform work is a source of livelihood for millions of workers around the world, with ever more joining the ranks because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Platforms constitute an important alternative for many workers. They can grant more autonomy and flexibility than traditional forms of work. However, they also tend to facilitate precarious arrangements with low pay, poor working conditions, inaccessible and unreasonable conditions, unfair management, and a lack of representation.

This Manifesto argues that fair conditions for platform workers should be in place to address this lack of rights and protections. It advocates for the urgency of international guidelines that will promote fair platform work standards in national statutory regulations and policies. It outlines the challenges posed by these new labor relations in crucial aspects, such as misclassification, low pay, health and safety risks, discrimination, non-transparent algorithmic management, and lack of representation and collective bargaining.

224 researchers have already signed. We invite you to join them and support the Manifesto:

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Signatories include:

  • Daniel Abs, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul 
  • Pablo Aguera, WZB Berlin Social Science Center 
  • Iftikhar Ahmad, Centre for Labour Research, Pakistan 
  • Batoul Al Mehdar, Access to Knowledge for Development  Center at the American University in Cairo 
  • Belen Albornoz, CTS Lab FLACSO Ecuador 
  • Oguz Alyanak, University of Oxford 
  • Aini Aman, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 
  • Chimezie Anajama, International Tax Compact 
  • Branka Andjelkovic, Public Policy Research Center 
  • Ludmila Antunes, Universidade Federal Fluminense 
  • Arturo Arriagada, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez 
  • Daniel Arubayi, University of Oxford 
  • Seyram Avle, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
  • Adam Badger, Oxford Internet Institute 
  • Valerija Barada, University of Zadar 
  • Valerija Barada, University of Zadar 
  • Shreya Batra, Tata Institute of Social Sciences 
  • Alessio Bertolini, University of Oxford 
  • Virgel Binghay, University of the Philippines 
  • Atahualpa Blanchet, Institute of Advanced Studies at University of Sao Paulo (IEA/USP) 
  • Richard Boateng, University of Ghana 
  • Macarena Bonhomme, Universidad Autonoma de Chile 
  • Tiziano Bonini, University of Siena 
  • Alvaro Briales, Universidad Complutense de Madrid 
  • Emma Briant, Bard College 
  • Enda Brophy, Simon Fraser University 
  • Joe Buckley, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute 
  • Joseph Budu, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration 
  • Marcela Bussinguer Conti, Faculdade de Direito de Vitoria 
  • Callum Cant, Fairwork 
  • Ruepert Cao, The Education University of Hong Kong 
  • Rodrigo Carelli, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro 
  • Ricardo Carneiro, LBS Advogados 
  • Eduardo Carrillo, TEDIC 
  • Daniela Ceccon, WageIndicator Foundation 
  • Ngai Keung Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
  • Henry Chavez, CTS Lab FLACSO 
  • Hussein Cheaito, The Policy Initiative 
  • Ana Chkareuli, Institute for a Fair Economy 
  • Brendan Churchill, The University of Melbourne 
  • Andrea Ciarini, Sapienza University of Rome 
  • Roy Cobby, King’s College London 
  • Matthew Cole, Oxford Internet Institute 
  • antonio corasaniti, Sapienza University of Rome 
  • Laura Corrêa, Universidade federal de Minas Gerais 
  • Alexandre Costa Barbosa, Núcleo de Tecnologia do MTST / CGI.br Advisory board 
  • Priscila Cupello, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro 
  • Sadi Dal Rosso, University of Bratislava 
  • Silvia DalBen Furtado, University of Texas at Austin 
  • Kavita Dattani, Oxford Internet Institute 
  • Premilla D’Cruz, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India 
  • Marcia de Paula Leite, Unicamp 
  • Luisa De Vita, Sapienza University of Rome 
  • Catherine D’Ignazio, MIT 
  • Alejandra Dinegro Martinez, Observatorio de Plataformas-Peru 
  • Brikene Dionizi, University of Shkoder “Luigj Gurakuqi” 
  • Tomas Dodds, Leiden University 
  • Fiona Dragstra, WageIndicator Foundation 
  • Elvisa Drishti, University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi” 
  • Darcy du Toit, University of the Western Cape 
  • Ruth Dukes, University of Glasgow 
  • Christina Dunbar-Hester, University of Southern California 
  • Tony Dundon, University of Limerick 
  • Khatia Dzamukashvili, Institute for a Fear Economy 
  • Cansu Ekmekcioglu, University of Toronto 
  • Elina Escudero, Universidad de Buenos Aires 
  • Ricard Espelt, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya 
  • Patrick Feuerstein, WZB Berlin Social Science Center 
  • Roseli Figaro, Universidade de Sao Paulo 
  • Milena Franke, KU Leuven 
  • Sandra Fredman, University of Oxford 
  • Arthur Freire Simões Pires, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul 
  • Alessandro Gandini, University of Milan 
  • Pia Garavaglia, Universidad de Buenos Aires 
  • Sharon Geeling, University of Cape Town 
  • Christine Gerber, WZB Berlin Social Science Center 
  • Reginaldo Ghiraldelli, University of Brasilia 
  • Navneet Gidda, University of Oxford 
  • Paulo Giraldi, Universidade Federal do Amapá (UNIFAP) 
  • Caroline Govari, Unisinos 
  • Mark Graham, University of Oxford 
  • Karen Gregory, University of Edinburgh 
  • Rafael Grohmann, University of Toronto / Fairwork 
  • Maria Aparecida Gugel, Ministerio Publico do Trabalho 
  • Nisa Gurbuz, University of Southern California 
  • Julieta Haidar, Workers Innovation Centre (CONICET) Argentina 
  • Khadiga Hassan, Access to Knowledge for Development (Center), American University in Cairo, School of Business 
  • Sylvester Hatsu, Accra Technical University 
  • Richard Heeks, University of Manchester 
  • Vi­ctor Manuel Hernandez Lopez, Universidad del Rosario 
  • Benjamin Herr, University of Vienna 
  • Jing Hiah, Erasmus University Rotterdam 
  • Kruskaya Hidalgo Cordero, Observatorio de Plataformas 
  • Leah Horgan, Northeastern University 
  • Kelle Howson, Institute for Economic Justice 
  • Gregoris Ioannou, University of Sheffield 
  • Nabiyla Risfa Izzati, Universitas Gadjah Mada 
  • Tatjana Jakobi, Public Policy Research Center 
  • athar jameel, Centre for Labour Research 
  • Rodrigo Jeronimo, Sao Paulo State University (UNESP) 
  • Nicolas Jullien, IMT Atlantique 
  • Meri Juntti, Middlesex University 
  • Tammy Katsabian, The Haim Striks Faculty of Law, the College of Management Academic Studies 
  • Aliya Khan, Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad Pakistan 
  • Tahmina Khan Tithi, Royal Holloway, University of London 
  • Maja Kovac, Public Policy Research Centre 
  • Anjali Krishan, University of Oxford 
  • Martin Krzywdzinski, WZB Berlin Social Science Center / Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society 
  • Amela Kurta, CREDI 
  • Ilma Kurtović, CREDI 
  • Amelinda Kusumaningtyas, Center for Digital Society (CfDS), Universitas Gadjah Mada 
  • Arturo Lahera-Sanchez, Complutense University of Madrid 
  • Marge Lanzador-Medina, De La Salle University / Fairwork Philippines 
  • Tama Leaver, Curtin University 
  • Yenn Lee, SOAS University of London 
  • Jorge Leyton, University of Bristol / Fairwork 
  • Lan Li, UNC-Chapel Hill 
  • Raianne Liberal Coutinho, Universidade de Brasilia 
  • rashné  limki , University of Edinburgh 
  • Ou Lin, University of Glasgow 
  • Vini­cius Lins, Universidade Federal da Bahia 
  • Ruth Livier Nu√±ez, UCLA 
  • Tatiana Lopez, WZB Berlin Social Science Center 
  • Georgina Lubke, University of Oxford 
  • Alberto Lusoli, Digital Democracies Institute, Simon Fraser University 
  • Bilahari M, IIIT Bangalore 
  • Raiyaan Mahbub, DataSense at iSocial 
  • Leo Vinicius Maia Liberato, Fundacentro 
  • Debolina Majumder, University of Cambridge 
  • Wassim Maktabi, The Policy Initiative 
  • Oscar Javier Maldonado Castaneda, Universidad del Rosario 
  • Laura Mantilla-Leon, Fairwork Colombia 
  • Cheryl Martens, USFQ 
  • Letícia Masson, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz 
  • Andrea Medrado, University of Westminster 
  • Hugo Miranda, Fundacion InternetBolivia.org 
  • Phoebe Moore, University of Essex 
  • Caterina Morbiato, Fairwork Mexico 
  • Rodrigo Moreno Marques, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) 
  • Jonathan Morris, Cardiff University 
  • Rusudan Moseshvili, Institute for a Fair Economy 
  • Elizabeth Mosquera, Observatorio de Plataformas 
  • Annalisa Murgia, University of Milan 
  • Karol Muszynski, KU Leuven 
  • Ricardo Neder, Federal University of Brasi­lia UnB 
  • Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya, University of California, Berkeley 
  • Mounika Neerukonda, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore 
  • Sidra Nizamuddin, Centre for Labour Research Pakistan 
  • Ernesto Noronha, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad 
  • Murilo Carvalho Sampaio Oliveira, Universidade Federal da Bahia 
  • Marcos Oliveira, PUC-Rio 
  • Flora Oliveira, Universidade Catolica de Pernambuco 
  • Sandra Oliveira, Psicologia Social – PUC/SP 
  • Caroline Omware, Qhala Ltd 
  • Nermin Oruc, CREDI 
  • Chris Osakwe, Rabat Business School in the International University of Rabat, Morocco 
  • Mario Ottaiano, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg 
  • Rashid Owoyele, Represented Institute 
  • Rodrigo Palomo, Universidad de Talca, Chile 
  • Elisa Pannini, University of Greenwich 
  • Ianthi Papadema, Cyprus University of Technology 
  • Caetano Patta Barros, Universidade de Sao Paulo 
  • Obed Penu, Fairwork Ghana 
  • Gabriel Pereira, London School of Economics and Political Science 
  • Maria Luiza Pinho Pereira, Universidade decBrasi­lia 
  • Eduardo Jose Rezende Pereira, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) 
  • Luiz Peres-Neto, Autonomous University of Barcelona 
  • Daniel Perez Fernandez, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid 
  • Muhammad Yorga Permana, LSE 
  • Lucero de Belen Pinedo Huerta, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru 
  • Guilherme Pires, Federal University of Piauí 
  • Julian Posada, Yale University 
  • Valeria Pulignano, KU Leuven 
  • Treviliana Putri, Center for Digital Society (CfDS), Universitas Gadjah Mada 
  • Jack Qiu, National University of Singapore 
  • Najm us Saher Qureshi, Centre for Labour Research 
  • Ananya Raihan, iSocial 
  • Claudia Rebechi, Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Parana 
  • Jess Reia, University of Virginia 
  • Alberto Riesco, University Complutense of Madrid 
  • Sarah T. Roberts, UCLA 
  • Naiana Rodrigues, Universidade Federal do Ceará 
  • Isabel Roque, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra 
  • Federico Rosenbaum Carli, Universidad Catolica del Uruguay 
  • Eduardo Ruedell, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria 
  • Julice Salvagni, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul/UFRGS 
  • Derly Yohanna Sanchez Vargas, Universidad del Rosario 
  • Bhumika Saraswati, Associated Press 
  • Alimatu Sardiya Sardiya, KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 
  • Murali Shanmugavelan, University of Oxford 
  • Padmini Sharma, Universita Degli Studi di Milano 
  • Michael Siciliano, Tulane University 
  • Ruth Simanjuntak, Center for Digital Society, Universitas Gadjah Mada 
  • Mayank Sinha, Partner in change 
  • Holly Smith, Work and Equalities Institute, University of Manchester 
  • Shanza Sohail, Centre for Labour Research 
  • Cheryll Soriano, De La Salle University / Fairwork Philippines 
  • Nivea Souto Maior, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco 
  • Cynthia Srnec, Sciences Po Saint Germain en Laye 
  • Tasmeena Tahir, Centre for Labour Research 
  • Claartje ter Hoeven, Erasmus University Rotterdam 
  • Kristin Thompson, WZB Berlin Social Science Center 
  • Pitso Tsibolane, University of Cape Town 
  • Funda Ustek, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford 
  • Elena Vacchelli, University of Greenwich 
  • Jonas Valente, University of Oxford 
  • Laura Valle Gontijo, Universidade de Brasilia 
  • Jean-Paul Van Belle, University of Cape Town 
  • Kurt Vandaele, European Trade Union Institute 
  • Adilson Vaz Cabral Filho, Fluminense Federal University 
  • Daniel Vizuete Sandoval, CTS Lab FLACSO Ecuador 
  • Robbie Warin, University of Oxford
  • Katie Wells, Georgetown University 
  • Ivan Williams Jimenez, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health 
  • Simone Wolff, University of Londrina (Brazil) 
  • Nasir Zaman, Centre for Labour Research 
  • Yingqin Zheng, Royal Holloway University of London