Podcast: Introducing the Leeds Index of Platform Labour Protest

Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change

Professor Mark Stuart is Pro-Dean for Research and Innovation at Leeds University Business School, founder of the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC), and Co-Director of the Digital Futures at Work Research Centre. His current research focuses on the wide-ranging effects of digitalisation on the future of work; restructuring and displacement in the steel sector; and union modernisation, skills and learning.
Denis Neumann, M.A. is employed as a research assistant at CERIC. He is concerned with questions of the imbalance of power between capital and labour in the gig economy and worker´s strategies to counteract the informalisation of labour with a special focus on the food delivery sector.

Mark Stuart and Denis Neumann

Platform work is often controversial and contested, and as such there have been numerous studies of platform labour protest. However, these have tended to be single or small comparative case studies. Professor Mark Stuart and Denis Neumann talk about why there is a pressing need to explore platform worker protest on a global scale. 

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This episode was recorded remotely on 22 July 2020. A transcript of the episode is available.

The Leeds Index of Platform Labour Protest has received funding from Leeds University Business School, Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, and The International Labour Organization. 

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