The future of workers and the rise of digital labour platforms
The emergence of digital labour platforms calls into question the image of a 9 to 5 job with one employer
in the same physical space, typically held in our collective imagination, and opens up new discussions on the meaning of decent and fair work.
Why it matters
Discussions on “the future of work” must evolve beyond the question of how many jobs will be automated. Policymakers must articulate a vision of what decent work looks like in order to leverage technology in ways that protect workers’ rights and offers them a better standard of living.