How can co-ops help workers in the gig economy?

Faced with continuing automation and digitisation, the world of work is experiencing drastic changes. Some studies predict 45%-60% of all workers in Europe could see themselves replaced by automation before 2030.

Liina Carr from European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) thinks co-ops and trade unions must work together to ensure these workers are protected. A keynote speaker at the CECOP 40 anniversary conference in Manchester, she pointed out that the European Union had been designed as a social market economy and therefore needs to protect all its workers.

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