New CERIC Blog: New insights into platform work: Leeds Index of Platform Labour Protest
A new tool for understanding global platform work: Leeds Index of Platform Labour Protest
Drs Ioulia Bessa and Charles Umney have written a new CERIC blog titled “New insights into platform work: Leeds Index of Platform Labour Protest”, which looks into the newly developed tool to collect data on protest within the platform economy.
“The nature of work in the platform economy is a vital question which has attracted the interest of many researchers, particularly in a pandemic context where remote working and delivery services have become increasingly vital. Platform work is often controversial and contested, associated with exploitative or casualised working conditions, and as such there have also been numerous studies of platform labour protest. However, to date, these tend to be single or small-n comparative case studies...”