Professor Trappmann on meal delivery co-ops in The Guardian
Professor Vera Trappmann commented in an article published by The Guardian looking at how worker-led delivery collectives are springing up to reclaim control from corporate platforms like Deliveroo.
In the article from 10 May titled ‘'More than a job': the meal delivery co-ops making the gig economy fairer’, Professor Trappmann discussed how the cooperative model shines a light on a different, better future.
Professor Trappmann is one of the co-authors of ‘Global labour unrest on platforms: the case of food delivery workers’, and thinks the cooperative model shows us the possibility of a different future – “of alternative ways of dividing up risks and earnings”.
We know that young people especially don’t like working in the bureaucratic, exploitative environments offered by many companies and as such, often opt for self-employment.
“They’re more prone to questioning the value of working for corporations, and co-ops may become more and more of a home for such people.”