Can Precarious Workers Be Organised?

The pandemic exposed the insecurity and vulnerability of workers – from delivery riders to poorly paid culture industry freelancers – who struggled to access the protections afforded to workers on standard employment contacts. Can unions organise these precarious workers to fight for better conditions, or are their working lives simply too fragmented and isolated for collective action to work effectively?  

Ridley Road Market Bar , 49 Ridley Road, London, E8 2NP 18:30-20:30. Free, no advance booking, all welcome.


Callum Cant, postdoctoral researcher and author of Riding for Deliveroo

Annika Weiss, freelance camera worker and PhD researcher on work in the culture industries