This is how the ‘digital labourers’ work (Así trabajan los 'peones digitales')

26 September 2017 - ’The work at which you are the first priority. Drive whenever you wish, earn what you need, set your own schedule ... ’. It sounds good, right? Uber presents itself online with this attractive offer. This platform offering transportation services tries to attract potential drivers interested in working for the United States multinational in this way. But behind this reality, according to trade unions complaints, there is a very different scenario, one in which the worker ’does not enjoy protection, nor any of the rights granted to him/her by legislation.’ (Spanish: «El trabajo en el que tú eres lo primero. Conduce cuando quieras, gana lo que necesites, establece tu propio horario...». Suena bien, ¿verdad? Con esta sugerente oferta se presenta Uber en la red. La plataforma que ofrece servicios de transporte trata así de atraer a potenciales conductores, interesados en trabajar para la multinacional estadounidense. Pero detrás de esta realidad, según denuncian los sindicatos, se esconde un panorama bien distinto, en el que el trabajador «no goza de protección, ni de ninguno de los derechos que la legislación le reconoce».)

Munera, I. (2017), 'This is how the ‘digital labourers’ work (Así trabajan los 'peones digitales')', El Mundo, 25 September.

Metadata

  • Uber, Deliveroo, Cabify
  • transport
  • On-location platform-determined routine work
  • Spain
  • 2017
  • Article
  • legal issues, employment status
  • Spanish
  • El Mundo (Publisher)
  • Open access
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