The Gig Economy: Deal or Ordeal?

This workshop aims to discuss the rise of the mode of nonstandard employment described as a ‘gig economy’ and its significance in the current post-crisis, post-class and ‘populist’ scenario. Digital platforms today intermediate work processes to a significant extent, fostering an ‘on-demand’ rationale and regulating workers’ revenue stream through undisclosed algorithmic elaboration. This poses new challenges to workers and unions in relation to forms of mobilisation and solidarity and class relations. This workshop aims to bring together a group of relevant academics and activists to question the emergence of the ‘gig economy’ and discuss the contours, and the potential long-term consequences, of its growth.

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June 05, 2017 at 9:30am - 7:30pm
King's College, Waterloo Campus, Franklin-Wilkins Building, room 1.71
Stamford Street
London SE1 9NH
United Kingdom
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Alessandro Gandini and Wing-Fai Leung (King's College, London) ·

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