Fairwork in an Unfair World: Resisting Platform Capitalism

Please note that registration will close on Feb 1, 2021.

In recent years, the labour market has been marked by the rise of AI and data-driven technologies that have enabling the platform to become a market-leading a model of organisation. The economic aim of the platform is to profit through the infrastructure that they have created, extending the logic of capital to commodify activities and networks that were previously outside the market space. Platforms tend to scale rapidly beyond national boundaries and regulations, which many take advantage of to drive down labour costs, undermining hard-won social protections for workers. The Fairwork project aims to counter the power of platform capital by highlighting the best and worst management practices while advocating for more a more just and sustainable working life.