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"Fairtube" and the like: Labour Rights for Digital Platform Workers. Dr. Eva Kocher.

"Fairtube" and the like: Labour Rights for Digital Platform Workers - Monday, October 7

Dr. Eva Kocher C*LLaS Centre for Interdisciplinary Labour Law Studies, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt, Germany will facilitate a seminar discussing social protection of digital platform workers.

Oct 02, 2019

2019-2020 School of Labour Studies Speaker Series

Monday, October 7, 2019
2:30 - 4pm
Location: KTH-734

"Fairtube" and the like: Labour Rights for Digital Platform Workers

In the summer of 2019, the German metal workers’ trade union IG Metall joined forces with “YouTubersUnion”, founded by a Youtube partner in 2017. Their joint campaign “fairtube” is in for more transparency and fairness on Youtube, while at the same time accusing YouTube of disguising employment as false employment.

The seminar will use this conflict as the cue to discussing social protection of digital platform workers.

  • What do YouTube partners have in common
    with Foodora riders? And how do both share
    concerns and interests with metal workers,
    retail salespersons and hair stylists?
  • Do digital platform workers need labour
    rights or do they rather need digital rights –
    does it even make a difference?

No registration required ALL WELCOME!