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Workers are taking on more risk in the gig economy

In its recently released report into digital disruption, the Productivity Commission described gig work as a model of hiring labour on demand. This is facilitated through platform websites (think Uber, TaskRabbit, Amazon Mechanical Turk), enabling work to be broken down into components which allows tasks to be allocated as needed. The Commission’s report warns that […]

In its recently released report into digital disruption, the Productivity Commission described gig work as a model of hiring labour on demand. This is facilitated through platform websites (think Uber, TaskRabbit, Amazon Mechanical Turk), enabling work to be broken down into components which allows tasks to be allocated as needed. The Commission’s report warns that while “gigging” might increase flexibility of work it means workers bear more risk because of fragmented, insecure employment.

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