Originally published on ABC Radio National Life Matters Show
Are you part of the virtual sharing economy? Do you drive an Uber, use Airbnb or make videos for Youtube? With peer-to-peer trading, the sharing economy is promoted as a money-saving alternative to conventional business but if you’re a worker in this sharing economy, it may not be so caring and sharing. A new movement is promoting worker co-operatives as a way to protect workers and spread the benefits.