Gig Economy Project – ‘The intersectional precarity of platform cycle delivery workers’

Researchers Boig and Popan show in this video how women and migrants suffer particular forms of exploitation and oppression as platform ‘riders’

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In this video, Esther Anaya Boig, from the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London, and Dr Cosmin Popan, from the Department of Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University, summarise the findings of their paper (which can be accessed here) on the intersectional precarity of riders in the app-based food delivery sector. We publish it here with the permission of the authors.


This video will be shown at the ‘Cycling & Society 2021 symposium’, which starts on Thursday (16 September) and you can register for here.


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