Fair work on platforms – REITA
Platform work creates flexibility and expands the markets of performers and buyers of work but also entails risks and weaknesses. By looking into how fairness is built, REITA’s goal is to investigate how the negative effects of platform work can be reduced without losing the benefits of the platform economy. In this research project, fairness refers to, among other things, responsibility, transparency, learning opportunities and the fair distribution of benefits. Fairness is linked to workers’ health, well-being and working careers and is important for the development of the platform economy and the welfare society.
- In the first phase of the REITA project, the operating models of platform companies operating in Finland are charted.
- An analysis of how fairness is built is conducted in both these operating models and in the experiences of platform workers using qualitative interviews as a research tool.
- The project gathers together a network of parties interested in the fairness of platform work. The network will plan and assess practices and rules for promoting fairness.
Operational models of employment service platforms and their fairness
Jere Immonen's doctoral dissertation concerns the operational models of platform companies offering employment services and how fairness is built in them. The dissertation is a key part of the REITA project. Learn more about the dissertation project by reading the research plan.
REITA part of an international project
REITA is a part of an international project Risk and working environment challenges in digitalized work arrangements across different forms of employment. A conceptual framework for the Nordic labour inspection authorities (2021-2023).This project is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Catch up on more information below.
Project manager, research manager
Laura Seppänen, Tuomo Alasoini, Jere Immonen, Marja Känsälä
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health