Collective Voice and Organizing in Digital Labour Platforms in Portugal

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Abstract

The use of digital platforms for managing work grew considerably in Portugal, especially in the aftermath of the Great Recession. This new form of digital and platform work intensified the use of an on-demand workforce, not involved in the bargaining process, subject to indecent working conditions, social control and surveillance and the possibility of accessing social benefits, creating new obstacles for organising. Between 2019 and 2021, semi-structured interviews with workers, activists involved in associations and social movements, trade unionists and key informers were conducted. Also desk research involved five case-studies in Portugal, as part of a European research project. Results allowed to establish a typification of digital platform workers and to analyse collective action and voice in the country.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalJOURNAL OF LABOR AND SOCIETY
Volume34
Issue number57
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Digital and platform work
  • Organising
  • Social movements
  • Trade unions
  • Workers' associations

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