RRR Uberisation

Uberisation influencing working conditions: Rights, regulation and redistribution in Helsinki, St Petersburg and London (RRR Uber) – this is a research project lead by Prof. Meri Koivusalo at the University of Tampere and it is funded by the The Academy of Finland, 2019-2021


Tampere University

Academy of Finland


Fixing the regulation to clarify the status of platform workers

by Arseniy Svynarenko Introduction  The UK Supreme Court ruled that Uber drivers weren’t self-employed and must be treated as workers. Uber promises to maintain flexibility of the drivers and give them some new rights and protections. In every country Uber adjust its practices to local legal context, sometimes exploding the grey areas in legislation. It …

We are inviting private hire drivers from London to take part in our research

Hi,   Our research team is looking for drivers from London who are willing to share their experiences of working with Uber or other ride-hailing platforms. If you are private hire driver in London and use Uber or other ride-haling apps, please, contact us by email, text message, WhatsApp or Twitter message. We will be happy to …

Sivistysvaltion pääkaupungin ytimeen pitää varmistaa asialliset taksipalvelut. HS, lukijan mielipide

Asema-aukion taksijonoon kannattaisi ottaa mallia Helsinki-Vantaan lentoasemalta. Taksialan uudistuksessa alalle on tullut paljon uusia toimijoita. Ohentunut sääntely ja raivoisa kilpailu asiakkaista aiheuttavat levottomuutta, samalla kun korona on vähentänyt kyytejä. Taksilain uudistuksessa tavoitteena oli lisätä asiakkaan valinnanvapautta. Nykyisin eroja onkin niin tilaustavoissa, hinnoissa kuin tunnettuudessakin. Moni kokee turvattomuutta ottaessaan taksia Helsingin Asema-aukion taksitolpalta. Siellä on haastavaa …

Social media stream

#Covid19 pandemic resulted in 80% decline in taxi ridership. Many ride-hailing drivers gave up their cars, taxi licenses, some had to switch to other professions. Flow of immigrant labour force was disrupted too. It will take longer for industry to recover https://www.businessinsider.com/uber-ride-prices-will-be-less-expensive-by-september-ceo-2021-7?r=US&IR=T

A timely and much needed @ETUI_org policy brief on the right of self-employed workers to bargain collectively, featuring groundbreaking proposals shifting the debate forward, authored by @silviarainone and @N_Countouris, is available here on open access: https://www.etui.org/publications/collective-bargaining-and-self-employed-workers

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Dr. Meri Koivusalo, professor of global health and development, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere.
Dr. Mikko Perkiö, post-doc researcher, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere.
Dr. Arseniy Svynarenko, post-doc researcher, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere.
Dr. Yana Krupets, assistant professor, deputy director of the Center for Youth Research, Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg
Dr. Anuj Kapilashrami, senior lecturer in Global health
policy, Queen Mary University London (QMUL).

Contact us

You can contact us over FB https://www.facebook.com/uberisationrrr/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/uberisationrrr or by writing or calling to researchers directly.

Mikko Perkiö, email:  mikko.perkio AT tuni.fi

Arseniy Svynarenko, email: arseniy.svynarenko AT tuni.fi
Phone:  +358 50 318 2523

Postal address: Faculty of Social Sciences, Arvo Ylpön katu 34, 33014 Tampere University, FINLAND.