Digital rights are increasingly important in the fight for worker rights for gig workers who are managed and controlled at work by hidden algorithms. Opaque automated management systems foster exploitation and discrimination. They facilitate illegal workplace practices including unfair work allocation, performance management and dismissals.
Our solution is to help workers assert their digital rights under the law so that they may take control of their data, have full transparency of how they have been subject to algorithmic management and to challenge illegal or unfair automated management decisions.
We will do this by supporting trade unions and grassroots worker organisations to access and aggregate their data with other workers through the development of data trust(s). Armed with powerful analysis, workers can better monitor their conditions at work and take action to improve things whether on the streets, in the courts or in the legislature.