Fairwork Asia Network Online Talk Series 2021: The embeddedness of gig work and platform-mediated labour market in Hong Kong

2 June 2021, 12:30-2pm, ZOOM

This study employs the notion of embeddedness as an analytical framework to critically examine the social bases of gig work and platform-mediated labour market, and their connections with the broader capitalist systems. Taking Hong Kong as an example, this qualitative study conducts in-depth interviews with 24 workers who engaged in a variety of gig works or labour platforms. Drawing on the research findings, some implications for policy change and labour organising are suggested.

Speaker:

Tat Chor Au-Yeung (Lingnan University)

Organizer:

Centre for Social Innovation, HKIAPS, CUHK

Contact:

Ms. Tsui – annawytsui@cuhk.edu.hk