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The Workers’ Observatory

The Workers’ Observatory is a worker-led collaboration based in Edinburgh, supporting platform and gig workers to develop tools and tactics to build the information and influence they need to become collectively empowered. It is founded by platform workers to ‘monitor new forms of work in the city and develop tools and tactics to take advantage […]

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB)

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) represents mainly low paid migrant workers, such as outsourced cleaners and security guards, and platform workers. IWGB was founded in August of 2012, and its branches undertake attractive campaigns for better pay and conditions. IWGB has taken to court several platform operators on a range of employment […]

Fairwork Foundation

The Fairwork foundation was launched in the Autumn of 2017. It gathers the expertise of several European and international universities in the fields of work practices and working conditions on digital labour platforms. Fairwork’s objectives are to imagine and help achieve a fairer platform economy with better conditions for its workers. For this, Fairwork highlights […]

Digital Platform Observatory

The digital platform observatory is a joint initiative of ETUC, IRES and ASTREES, funded by the European Commission. It brings together trade unionists, experts, activists, specialists of workers representation and collective action in the  platform economy.