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


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 …

COVID-19 & Delivery Workers: health risks and essential help in the same package

Mikko Perkiö, Arseniy Svynarenko, Benta Mbare and Victor Savi. The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures adopted by many governments and cities resulted in slowing down urban life, closing businesses, and locking people into their homes. Social distancing works for public good and it increases the need for efficient grocery and food delivery services. These services …

Social media stream

During #COVID pandemic #Uber drivers were “caught between uncooperative companies, a fragile state unemployment system, and language barriers, while facing meager earnings during the pandemic without basic worker protections.”

(2/4) Interested in the issue of access to #socialprotection for #platformworkers? check prof. Paul Schouken’s article ‘Digitalisation and social security in the EU. The case of platform work: from work protection to income protection?’ https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1388262720971300 #platformwork

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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.