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GLG’s Richard Socarides Speaks on Gig Economy Panel at Web Summit 2017

Web Summit

November 08, 2017

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, GLG’s Head of Public Affairs Richard Socarides spoke on a panel at the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon discussing the gig economy and key trends defining the future of work. Socarides was joined on stage by Handy CEO Oisin Hanrahan and former SEIU President Andy Stern. The panel was moderated by Guardian reporter Sabrina Siddiqui.

Watch the full video below:

There is power in a union: Organising in the gig economy

Handy's Oisin Hanrahan, GLG's Richard Socarides, Services Employees International Union's Andy Stern & The Guardian's Sabrina Siddiqui: The gig economy has exposed the weakness of the individual when set against the system. How should unions respond to the challenges posed by a dispersed workforce and ensure that no worker is exploited by their employer?

Posted by Web Summit on Wednesday, 8 November 2017