UWA Business School lecturer Dr Caleb Goods has presented his findings on workers' experience in the food delivery sector to the Australian Senate Inquiry.
Working with Dr Tom Baratt (ECU) and Dr Alex Veen (The University of Sydney), the research focuses on the Australian gig economy, paying particular attention to work arranged in online platforms such as Uber Eats and Deliveroo.
The submission made to the Australian Senate Inquiry includes findings on future earning, job security, and working patterns of Australians.
Dr Goods said there has been limited investigation into the quality of 'gig' work.
"Work in the food delivery sector has low entry barriers, requiring relatively limited skills and assets, thereby providing new labour market opportunities," he said.
Dr Goods hopes that the presentation will help support future research in this currently under-researched sector of the economy.
Telisha Norrish (Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education)
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