Behind the AI boom, an army of overseas workers in ‘digital sweatshops’
The Washington Post, 28 August 2023
While AI is often thought of as human-free machine learning, the technology actually relies on the labor-intensive efforts of a workforce spread across much of the Global South and often subject to exploitation.
Research finds Filipino gig workers suffer from platform-related financial insecurity, on top of health and safety risks
Journal Online, 18 August 2023
Gig workers spend long hours on the road everyday. But after factoring in the cost of gas, mobile data credit, vehicle maintenance and repair costs, alongside loan payments for their vehicles, most workers cannot meet the basic minimum wage.
Study calls attention to ride-hailing, delivery drivers’ working conditions
Business World, 20 August 2023
The conditions of gig workers at local ride-hailing and delivery platforms have shown no improvement since last year, according to a study, highlighting financial insecurity and safety risks due to limited protections.
Digital Labour Platforms Must Provide Philippine Gig Workers a Fair Deal
Fulcrum, 02 February 2023
The Philippines faces significant labour protection challenges amid a growing gig economy. It needs to outgrow consumer-focused regulations and address business risks being pushed down to at-risk workers.
Filipino gig workers suffer from platform-related financial insecurity, on top of critical health and safety risks
16 August 2023
The gig economy risks rolling back hard-fought gender-based entitlements in the workplace
28 June 2023
Phenix Centre hosts annual Fairwork Summit in Jordan, bringing together global experts on the future of platform work
7 June 2023
Launching Gigpedia: the global database on platform work
1 March 2023