ILO report on microtask platforms reveals room for improvement in working conditions

October 5, 2018

On September 20, 2018, the International Labour Organization (ILO) released Digital Labour Platforms and the Future of Work: Towards Decent Work in the Online World, a report surveying the experiences and working conditions of 3,500 crowd workers from around the world working on five “microtask” crowd work platforms.   The research found that across the five platforms studied, the average hourly wage was USD 4.43 per hour in 2018 — below minimum wage for workers… Read More

New report: digital employment platforms gain a foothold in Europe’s labour markets

July 23, 2018

The European Commission published a report on digital platform workers in Europe prepared by the Joint Research Centre, the Commission’s science and knowledge hub. It shows that one in every 10 adults has already used online platforms at least once to provide services. While for the majority it remains a sporadic source of secondary income, 2% of the adult population work more than 20 hours a week or earn at least half of their income… Read More