Fairwork Uruguay Ratings 2023: Precarity vs. the Promise of Flexibility and Autonomy in the Platform Economy

The emergence of digital work platforms In Uruguay has broken with the country’s tradition of strong social and labour regulations. The digital labour platforms in Uruguay are limited to just a few companies so far and mainly focus on the transport of people and the delivery of goods, like food, pharmaceuticals, or general products.

This report presents the first assessment of
digital labour platforms in Uruguay. In 2023, the Fairwork Uruguay team interviewed workers and managers at five platforms in the delivery, parcel delivery, and passenger transport sectors that operate in Montevideo: Cabify, PedidosYa, Rappi, SoyDelivery, and Uber.

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