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A crisis of control: what should the on-demand workforce be demanding? | openDemocracy

The platform organisation of the on-demand workforce means there is always someone else ready to take the job of an unhappy worker – and this is really the crux. Whilst it may not be technological innovation in the sense of machines taking jobs that is directly suppressing the wage share, technological developments allowing algorithmic HR […]

The platform organisation of the on-demand workforce means there is always someone else ready to take the job of an unhappy worker – and this is really the crux. Whilst it may not be technological innovation in the sense of machines taking jobs that is directly suppressing the wage share, technological developments allowing algorithmic HR and employee surveillance to be matched with an ample supply of fraught contractors may now be doing that job instead. This is definitely not the techno-utopia some of us have in wistful moments dreamt about.

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