Cooperative work platforms: a well-functioning way of organizing work in the gig economy?
Gig work has received a lot of attention due to the risks for those who "gig". The individuals themselves must take full responsibility for the risk of lack of work, for skills development and work environment as well as social and economic security. As gig work increases, new forms of organizing the work have emerged, with the ambition of reducing uncertainty and strengthening stability and security. Work platforms play an important role as they connect employers and employees. The platforms have often relinquished responsibility for the safety of the workers at the same time as they control the work in a negative way. Initiatives are emerging with the goal of creating cooperative platforms that are controlled by the workers themselves. This project studies such platforms to find out how they can reduce the disadvantages of gig work.