What it’s like working in the gig economy, what it’s like being managed by algorithms, rated on every job and monitored every step of the way?
Millions of people are piecing together a living in the gig economy. From online freelancing to couriering, domestic work to beauticians, digital platforms are becoming a major means by which people are accessing paid work. The Fairwork podcast looks at the stories of people within the gig economy, exploring the intersection between precarity and technology through the lens of our five principles of fair work. We speak to workers who have made headlines with legal cases, taken part in strikes and those just quietly getting on with trying to put food on the table.
Each episode of our first series will take one Fairwork principle and explore how this area has impacted a worker’s experience. We ask the big questions, looking at the political and the personal – exploring the radical changes to our world of work through the eyes of those at its centre.