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Faculty of Law | University of the Western Cape

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Faculty of Law | University of the Western Cape

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Labour law in the Fourth Industrial Revolution is a newly emerging area of enquiry, and many people will be unfamiliar with its key concepts and preoccupations. Others yet will be well-versed in it, but always keen to widen their knowledge. Our Resources section is here to help in either case.

To assist scholars, researchers, practitioners, students, activists, policy-makers and -shapers, and the general public, we are curating a regularly-updated body of research and other materials. These range from leading-edge journal articles and reports by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to media reports, legislation, international treaties, and more. Think of our Resources section as the Teacher's Choice -- our Recommended Reading list for understanding labour law in the digital age.


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Featured resource: App Workers United: The struggle for rights in the gig economy

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Anne Dufresne and Cédric Leterme (January 2021). App Workers United: The struggle for rights in the gig economy.

This study provides The Left (European Parliamentary group) with the right tools to pursue their work in the European Parliament in defence of platform workers and their rights. The findings show that the battle for the status of platform workers is seminal. As part of their work in the European Parliament Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL), the authors are committed to ensure that platform workers have the same rights and work conditions as other workers.

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Featured resource: Introduction—Platforms and Infrastructures in the Digital Age

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Panos Constantinides, Ola Henfridsson, Geoffrey G. Parker (June 2018). Introduction—Platforms and Infrastructures in the Digital Age. Panos Constantinides, Ola Henfridsson, Geoffrey G. Parker (2018) Introduction—Platforms and Infrastructures in the Digital Age. Information Systems Research 29(2):381-400. https://doi.org/10.1287/isre.2018.0794

In the last few years, leading-edge research from information systems, strategic management, and economics have separately informed our understanding of platforms and infrastructures in the digital age. Our motivation for undertaking this special issue rests in the conviction that it is significant to discuss platforms and infrastructures concomitantly, while enabling knowledge from diverse disciplines to cross-pollinate to address critical, pressing policy challenges and inform strategic thinking across both social and business spheres. In this editorial, we review key insights from the literature on digital infrastructures and platforms, present emerging research themes, highlight the contributions developed from each of the six articles in this special issue, and conclude with suggestions for further research.

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Platform labour in search of value: A study of workers' organising practices and business models in the digital economy

International Labour Review: Centenary Issue No. 1: Informality

Introduction—Platforms and Infrastructures in the Digital Age

International Domestic Workers Day, 16 June 2021

Work 2035 – How people and technology will pioneer new ways of working

Action Research Manual for Wine Farm Workers

Algorithmic assembly lines - Digitisation and Resistance in the workplace

FOUNDATIONS FOR A JUST AND INCLUSIVE RECOVERY ECONOMIC SECURITY, HEALTH AND SAFETY, AND AGENCY AND VOICE IN THE COVID-19 ERA

Cooperative nuts and bolts: minimum profit plow-back rules

Platform work and the employment relationship

Taken for a ride : Litigating the digital platform model

Can Cooperatives Build Worker Power? Give platform co-ops a seat at the policy table

Workers' Voice in Platform Labour - An Overview

UBER drivers in South Africa : Employees or independent contractors?

App Workers United: The struggle for rights in the gig economy

Cleaning Up : A sociological investigation into the use of outsourced housecleaning services

Amicus curiae workshop on the EPSU case

Labour Court judgment in the matter of CHEP South Africa (Pty) Ltd v Shardlow N.O and others[2019].

‘Don’t GIG up!’ Report

The gig economy and covid-19: Looking ahead

Solving the ‘Gig-saw’? Collective Rights and Platform Work

Platform co-operatives – solving the capital conundrum

Working Paper Series: An overview of results from NIDS-CRAM Wave 1 2020

Global Labour Journal

Gig Workers, Platforms and Government During Covid-19 in South Africa

Fairwork South Africa Ratings 2020: Labour Standards in the Gig Economy

Domestic Workers’ Union takes struggle for injury and death compensation to ConCourt

Don't Gig Up: Final Report

National Social Economy: Draft Green Paper

Social Capital in Asia: An Exploratory Study

Employee Data Protection in the Transnational Company

The Future of Manufacturing Employment

Rediscovering Worker Cooperatives in a Changing World of Work

Pathways to Digital Work: A Strategy Primer for South Africa’s Digital Economy

National Land Transport Amendment Bill

Labor Platforms and Gig Work: The Failure to Regulate

The Enforceability of Incorporated Terms in Electronic Agreements

The App as a Boss? Control and Autonomy in Application-Based Management

Effects of Artificial Intelligence on Labour Law and Labour Market: Can AI be a Boss?

The job quality in the 21st century: a road map to a new development model