Is the ‘platform economy’ creating a new labor movement?
10 Feb 2022
Is the ‘platform economy’ creating a new labor movement?

Digital platforms have rewritten the contract between employees and companies, but a growing number of gig workers and creators are starting to push back. How will the growing demand for better support and pro-unionization sentiments impact this burgeoning part of the economy?

Francis Kuriakose

Francis Kuriakose is an academic and adviser to the Cambridge Development Initiative. His research examines the changing nature of work in the Anthropocene and the emerging issues of rights and justice from an interdisciplinary perspective. He has been published in the Economic and Political Weekly, South Atlantic Quarterly, Citizenship Studies, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, and Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics.

Jay Robert

Jay Robert has a background in communication and journalism, working for the USA's largest newspaper publisher as a reporter and photographer before switching his career focus to his other passion, aviation. After spending the past decade in the Middle East working for one of the largest and most respected travel brands, Jay is now a full-time freelance content creator, chronicling the highs and lows of the travel and aviation industry.

Natascha Nanji

Natascha Nanji is an artist and writer with a background in Anthropology and Fine Art. She contributes to art journals, museums and tech agencies and works with arts organisations to enhance their digital systems and communications. Natascha studied cultural criticism at the Royal College of Art and is co-editor/publisher of LAY IT ON THICK, a literary magazine orbiting themes around desire and erotics.