EU Sources - Online labour markets - December 31, 2018

W In online gig work, self-employed workers complete projects remotely for clients obtained through online labour platforms. Surveys suggest that similar proportions of European workers engage in online gig work and local gig work, yet the two differ significantly. The online gig economy is transnational and spans a full spectrum of skills, from data entry to software development. This article goes into what this development might mean for the future of the labour market. And as online workers are not organized into unions, and in many countries could not legally be organized even if they wanted to, since they are self-employed what does the upcoming gig-economy mean for the quality of work?

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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