A Rebel’s Guide to the Gig Economy: How do gig workers take control of their data?

A Rebel’s Guide to the Gig Economy is a series of podcasts by journalist Ben Wray and researcher Marini Thorne which gets behind the tech jargon and the CEO propaganda to examine the reality of work in the gig economy and look at how gig workers can challenge the power of their algorithmic bosses.

In Episode 11, Ben and Marini look at how gig workers really could be their own bosses, by taking collective control of their data. They find that there are a number of potential models, but what they all have in common is a democratisation of work.

Previous episodes:

Ep 1: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠What is the gig economy?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

Ep 2: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Why are gig workers paid-per-task?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

Ep 3: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠What is the algorithm?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

Ep 4: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Are gig workers their ‘own boss’?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

Ep 5: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Is gig work really ‘flexible’?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

Ep 6: ⁠⁠⁠⁠Is the gig economy really a “godsend” for women?⁠⁠⁠⁠

Ep 7: ⁠⁠⁠⁠Is the gig economy good for migrants & ethnic minorities?⁠⁠⁠⁠

Ep 8: ⁠⁠⁠What makes platforms powerful?⁠⁠⁠

Ep 9: ⁠⁠Why do gig platforms struggle to turn a profit?⁠⁠

Ep 10: ⁠Why should gig workers join a union?⁠

The Gig Economy Project is a BRAVE NEW EUROPE media network for gig workers in Europe. ⁠Click here⁠ to find out more and ⁠click here⁠ to get the weekly newsletter.

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