23 October 2020
How does the experience of platform workers compare among Argentina, the Netherlands and India? How many gig workers rely on multiple applications to generate full-time income? What is the median monthly wage on different platforms and across countries?
During our interactive virtual event, organised on Zoom, we shared unique insights on the questions above based on survey results of a large-scale ongoing WageIndicator study on platform workers.
The event was meant to engage policy makers, labor organizers, academics and activists, in order to discuss the working conditions of platform workers in six different countries around the world: Argentina, India, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and United Kingdom.
During the event we presented the survey results and generated a broader debate on the topic in order to compare and critically assess the gig economy across different geographic regions. Local regulations, best practices and intentions of various actors (e.g. trade unions, workers) to improve the working conditions of gig workers were discussed as well.
Please visit WageIndicator web page for updated and relevant information from Platform Workers: Decent Rights & Pay research.
Welcome by Paulien Osse, Wageindicator Foundation Director
Keynote speech – Klaus Zimmermann, Economist and Emeritus professor of Economics at Bonn University. President Global Labor Organization.
WageIndicator Platform Workers – Decent Rights & Pay. Exclusive insights from a pioneering large scale study on gig workers. Comparison of income and labour law regulations in six different countries. Not widely known positive innovations in the gig economy. Workers voices around the globe. Prof. Dr Evert Verhulp (Professor of Labour Law at the University of Amsterdam ) comments.
Panel – “Gig Economy perspectives and reactions from around the world”
Five parallel breakout rooms – “Platform Workers: Decent Rights & Pay around the world”
Each room hosted local debates in the local language. The debate exposed the point of views of trade union members, platform workers collectives, startup founders, academics and public policy experts.
Breakout rooms debates debrief
Closing/ End of the event
Professor Evert Verhulp on Policy Challenges in the Platform Economy
Prof. Klaus Zimmermann – The Gig Economy Around the World
Panel discussion on the gig economy around the world
Great keynote talk at #RWOnward with 100+ from all around the world attending #futureofwork #gigwork #digitalplatforms @reshaping_work @WageIndicator https://t.co/ogBVi8ykKb pic.twitter.com/M80ixOq776
— Albert Cañigueral (@AlbertCanig) October 23, 2020
It was a very interesting experience! full of data and information. We need more regulations and also a different business model for platforms around the world pic.twitter.com/pKQ2ICg7mo
— Elina Escudero (@elinaescuderook) October 23, 2020
Impressive keynote, excellent panel, inspiring questions from the international audience! Greetings and congratulations from CELSI Bratislava!
Many thanks for all the data and information. Happy to continue discussion on the issue and especially on the cooperative developments and trade unions roles.
Thank you to everyone who presented. Many very interesting perspectives!