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Faculty of Law | University of the Western Cape

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Faculty of Law | University of the Western Cape

CENTRE FOR THE TRANSFORMATIVE REGULATION OF WORK (CENTROW)

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calendar thumb whiteLitigating the Digital Platform Model – What comes next?

Who: International Lawyers Assisting Workers Network (ILAW Network)

What: Webinar

Where: Online

When: 11 am EST (Washington DC), 23 June - 23 June 2021

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Invitation to Webinar: Litigating the Digital Platform Model – What comes next?  
The ILAW Network would like to invite you to a moderated discussion on recent employment litigation against digital platform companies, as featured in our recent Issue Brief – Taken for a Ride: Litigating the Digital Platform Model. We will hear from lawyers from around the world who have been involved in some of the cases highlighted in this brief. This webinar will examine and evaluate the strategies used by digital platform companies to avoid legal obligations to drivers/riders, both in and out of court, and how workers have fought back and, in a growing number of cases, have won. We hope that this discussion will help generate debate about the advocacy and litigation strategies concerning these platform companies, and may inspire future action where labor rights remain contested.
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Time: 11 am EST (Washington DC)
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Panelists:

  • Veena Dubal is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings. Her research focuses on the intersection of law, technology, and precarious work. Her commentary and research on the intersections of technology, low-wage work, and organizing (particularly in the so-called “sharing” or platform economy) are regularly featured both in the local and national media, top-tiered law review journals, and in a number of documentaries, including When Rules Don’t Apply, City Rising, and Gig a Uberização do Trabalho.
  • Darcy du Toit is an Emeritus Professor for the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Cape. He is a Co-Investigator for the Fairwork Foundation at the University of Oxford and is the research coordinator for the Centre for Transformative Regulation of Work. He has authored multiple books and journal articles on a variety of labor law issues including platform work and independent contractors.  
  • Nicolas Pizzo is an Assistant Professor of Labor and Social Security Law at the Law school of the Universidad de la República in Uruguay. He has co-authored the book “Trabajo a través de plataformas digitales” with Lorena de Leon. He is the founding member of the “La Ventana” Labor and Social Security Law Study Group.
  • Carlos de la Marche was the Auxiliary Judge of the Court of Appeal of Naples, Organizational Unit Labor Section. He is an assistant professor of labor and trade union law at the University of Rome. He has been the legal advisor to the Embassy of Spain.

Moderated by: Ruwan Subasinghe, the Legal Director at the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), a global trade union body representing over 18.5 million workers in 147 countries. He represents the ITF at external bodies, including the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Ruwan sits on the Advisory Board of the International Lawyers Assisting Workers (ILAW) Network and the Board of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI).

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calendar thumb whiteThe Perils and Promises of Platformisation for Africa

Who: Rhodes University

What: Conference

Where: Online

When: 21 June - 23 June 2021

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The Highway Africa Conference is a project of Rhodes University (Grahamstown, South Africa). The 24-year old event is supported by a variety of partners including Government, corporate South Africa and development agencies. The key focus is the impact of digital technologies (internet and mobile) on journalism and the media and, by extension, society.

Click here to register for the virtual Conference.

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For more info: https://highwayafrica.ru.ac.za/

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calendar thumb whiteWork on Demand Seminar Series

Who: Work on Demand Research Project and LLRN

What: International seminar

Where: On-Line - University of Glasgow

When: 3.30mpm British Summer Tiime on each day, 02 June - 04 June 2021

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The Labour Law Research Network would like to draw your attention to a series of three seminars that they will host on 2, 3 and 4 June, beginning each day at 3.30pm British Summer Time.

 Speakers will include Diamond Ashiagbor, Tonia Novitz, Noah Zatz, Brishen Rogers, Noel Whiteside, Manoj Dias-Abey and members of the Work On Demand team. Together we will explore the themes: the Legal Constitution of Labour Markets, the Legal Constitution of Working Relations, Gig Work and the Law.

A programme and list of titles and abstracts can be accessed here: https://workondemand.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/wod-seminars-programme-1.pdf

https://workondemand.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/work-on-demand-titles-and-abstracts-jan-2021.pdf

 

 

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For more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/work-on-demand-seminar-series-tickets-153951496069

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calendar thumb whiteThe Future of European Labour Law

Who: Elisabeth Brameshuber (University of Vienna) and Adam Sagan (University of Bayreuth)

What: International seminar

Where: University of Vienna, Austria

When: Time (tbc), 11 November - 12 November 2021

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SAVE THE DATE for the conference “THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN LABOUR LAW”

Who:                Jeremias Adams-Prassl, Catherine Barnard, Michal Bobek, Sylvaine Laulom, José María Miranda Boto and Łukasz Pisarczyk

The conference will be held in any case, either in person or online. 

A more detailed program will follow soon.

Call to action: Save the date

For more info: https://arbeitsrecht.univie.ac.at/team/brameshuber-elisabeth/

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calendar thumb whiteLabour Law and Inequality: Where have we come from and where are we going?

Who: Centre for Transformative Regulation of Work (CENTROW)

What: Webinar

Where: Online

When: 23 March - 23 March 2021

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The Centre for Transformative Regulation of Work celebrated its official launch on 23 March 2021. To mark this occasion, a webinar was held on the topic of Labour Law and Inequality: Where have we come from and where are we going?.

Speakers included:

Professor Sandra Fredman, Founder and Director of Oxford Human Rights Hub.

Professor Edward Webster, Distinguished Research Professor in the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies and Founder of the Society, Work and Development (SWOP).

Doctor Pamhidzai Bamu, Law Programme Coordinator for Africa at Women in Informal Employment Globalising and Organising (WIEGO).

 

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calendar thumb whiteAnnual Conference of the Platform Cooperative Consortium

Who: Institute for Ecological Economy Research

What: International seminar

Where: In-person (Berlin) & Virtual

When: Time of event TBC, 12 November - 18 November 2021

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#TheNewCommonSense
Forging the Cooperative Digital Economy

The Platform Cooperative Consortium is hosting two events:

One will be an in-person event taking place on 12 - 14 November 2021

One will be a virtual event taking place on 15 - 18 November 2021

You can also pre-register to receive more information regarding the two event above.

 

Register in advance below:

https://www.ioew.de/pre-registration-pcc-conference?txpowermailpi1%5Baction%5D=create&txpowermailpi1%5Bcontroller%5D=Form&cHash=4b57c365edefec4372cd375b4a66e1a7#c9752

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calendar thumb whiteTheory and Practice in the Global World of Platforms : Innovation and Regulation

Who: WageIndicator.org

What: Webinar

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When: 14h00, 26 March - 26 March 2021

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Join our upcoming Reshaping Work Onward event: Theory & Practice in the Global World of Platform: Innovations and Regulation organized by WageIndicator Foundation! The event will focus on the latest regulations and innovations surrounding platforms. Latest insights from the data gathered by WageIndicator's Platform Workers: Decent Rights & Pay project will also be presented! You will have a chance to learn about innovative practices and first-hand experiences about the impact of regulations targeting platform workers.

The event will engage policy makers, labor organizers, academics, activists and platform workers in a multistakeholder debate.

We look forward to welcoming you! 

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For more info: https://onward.reshapingwork.net/theory-practice-in-the-global-world-of-platforms-innovations-and-regulation/?utm_source=Reshaping+Work+Onward&utm_campaign=24ca38d4e0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_05_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e072a959cf-24ca38d4e0-221926613&mc_cid=24ca38d4e0&mc_eid=ace479fd96

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calendar thumb whiteLabour Law and Inequality : Where have we come from and where are we going?

Who: CENTROW

What: Seminar

Where: Online

When: 11h00 am (SAST), 23 March 2021

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