Informal work in platform food delivery - the use of undocumented gig workers

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Working with and through digital technology has a disruptive impact on the effectiveness of existing workers’ rights, including collective labour rights. As lawmakers are struggling to regulate the phenomenon, working conditions and the organisation of work are increasingly affected and shaped by algorithmic management and AI, in the platform economy as well as in conventional businesses. Work environments are turning (partially) virtual, corporate models are increasingly fragmented, platforms are acquiring an infrastructural function for entire sectors, and data are now our most valuable assets. Yet, the institutional and juridical framework regulating work is not adapting quickly or deeply enough.

The aim of this event is to bring speakers together to explore the main transformative implications of digital technology, discuss normative options, and formulate constructive proposals with researchers and scholars from multiple disciplines (law, sociology, economy, industrial relations, information systems, and computer science).
Period22 Feb 2024
Event titleEuropean Trade Union Institute - Future of work: rethinking workers' rights in the digital age
Event typeConference
LocationBrussels, BelgiumShow on map