The Gig Economy Desk

  1. It's the beginning of the end of the 'Uberisation' of work

    Founded as an upmarket limousine service in California just over a decade ago, Uber today provides cheap taxi rides in thousands of cities across the world. The company has consistently maintained that it is merely a ridesharing platform – which, crucially, means that it does not employ its drivers.

    By Jeremias Adams-Prassl & Abi Adams-Prassl , written on

    From the Gig Economy desk

  2. Why gig workers are turning away from traditional banks

    162 million people, or 30% of the workforce, across the US and the EU-15 countries are gig workers. In 2018, the total spending on the gig economy around the world reached a staggering $4.5 trillion. Meanwhile in the US, 80% of large companies are planning to switch to a “flexible workforce”.

    By Stav Dimitropoulos , written on

    From the Gig Economy desk

  3. UberEats is "sorry to hear" its app glitch left drivers without tips in a pandemic

    Widespread shutdown orders have devastated rideshare drivers’ livelihoods during the pandemic. And a recent glitch means many UberEats drivers have lost out on tips that they rely on to survive.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Gig Economy desk