26 March 2021
Recent years have seen a number of changes on a regulatory level, with profound effects on platform workers. For instance, the recent AB5 law and subsequent Prop-22 (California, USA), the Code on Social Security 2020 (India) or the government decree to improve the social protection of gig workers (Italy). There is a need to assess different regulatory practices around the world and evaluate their impact on platform workers as well as innovative potential of platforms. We may also imagine regulatory systems that mix different approaches, giving platform workers more discretion as to choosing which approach is best suited for their situation.
The purpose of this Reshaping Work Onward event – “Theory & Practice In The Global World Of Platforms: Innovations And Regulation” -, organized by the WageIndicator Foundation is to hear first-hand experiences about the impacts of and innovations targeting platform workers. The event is meant to engage policy makers, labor organizers, academics, activists and platform workers in a multistakeholder debate.
Being a follow-up of our previously organized ‘Gig Economy Around the World’ event, held last October, this March 26th event will mostly focus on the regulations and innovations that took place in the last 6 months and that WageIndicator Foundation has been collecting and studying as part of the Platform Workers: Decent Rights & Pay project.