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Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung: Criticizing Digital Labour

19th April Workshop and Talks: Criticizing Digital Labour. Performance, measurement and the risks of the digitalized workplace Veranstaltungsort: Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Seminarraum 1, Franz-Mehring-Platz, 110243 Berlin Workshop/Colloquium: 13.00+ Talks: 19.00 – 21.30 … Continue reading

March 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Kassel branch of Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft supports UCU strike

The following letter was written in support for our current UCU national industrial action. Thank you Kassel and GEW. Dear comrades, The Kassel branch of the education union GEW (Gewerkschaft … Continue reading

March 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Digitalized Labour and the Risks Workers Face

Roskilde University, Denmark, 9th March 10 – 12 am. (Action short of strike -ASOS- day) Hosted by Dr Laura Horn, Associate Professor, Global Political Economy Discussion led by Christian Damholt, … Continue reading

March 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Algorithms at work signal a shift to management by numbers

Sarah O’Connor  interviewed me for this piece she wrote and published in the Financial Times 06/02/18.  In the quest for more efficiency, companies should be wary of losing the human … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

ILO ACTRAV The Threat of Physical and Psychosocial Violence & Harassment in Digitalized Work

Text from my presentation at ILO ACTRAV Agora 06 FEB 2018 Find links to my slides and ILO ACTRAV commissioned report here ———————————————– The workplace is changing rapidly, due to … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Agility for Anxiety Capitalism

The opening scroll for the film Bladerunner introduces the Nexus 6 replicants as being ‘superior in strength and agility, and at least equal in intelligence’. Robots are perceived to be … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Digitalised world of work must be protected

There are around 80 million people working in the ‘gig economy’ in the USA and 23 million in the UK. While the ventures now understood to sit within what is … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · Leave a comment