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Not Alone: Cooperative and Trade Union Solutions for Freelancers

Not Alone: Cooperative and Trade Union Solutions for Freelancers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Photo credit: The Blue Diamond Gallery / CC BY. A proliferation of atypical forms of work in Europe has become known as "The Gig Economy." For many, a permanent state of social economic uncertainty is the new normal. Casual work, temping, zero hour contracts, and diverse forms of self-employment are characteristic of this brave new world of "precarious work."
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How European solopreneurs are creating the future of work | Euro Freelancers

How European solopreneurs are creating the future of work | Euro Freelancers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Solo-entrepreneurs (solopreneurs) are fast becoming a very important part of the EU labour market.

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“The future of work is freelance” and 10 other lessons from #TFOW2015 - Tech City News

“The future of work is freelance” and 10 other lessons from #TFOW2015 - Tech City News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Find out what key industry figures think about our changing world of work and arm yourself with the knowledge to get on in our future workforce.

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What the Rise of the Freelance Economy Means for the Future of Work - Huffington Post

What the Rise of the Freelance Economy Means for the Future of Work - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If the digital revolution makes alternative working models and employment relationships more commonplace, policymakers will need to consider designing a system of more portable benefits.
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The future of work – is it freelance? #TFOW15 - Tech City News

The future of work – is it freelance? #TFOW15 - Tech City News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tech City News teamed up with WeWork and Yuno Juno to discuss the future of work with the likes of Google Campus, World Remit and Transferwise.
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There’s nothing good about the rise in zero-hours contracts – ban them now | Peter Fleming

There’s nothing good about the rise in zero-hours contracts – ban them now | Peter Fleming | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Businesses use spurious arguments to support these contracts but they prop up the wealthy while the poor worry about their weekly shopping
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Cotivation Helps Freelancers Succeed Through Mutual Accountability

Cotivation Helps Freelancers Succeed Through Mutual Accountability | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
New Cotivation group at Halton Hive in Burlington, Ontario
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How Millennials are Redefining the Future of Work - Official Fiverr Blog

How Millennials are Redefining the Future of Work - Official Fiverr Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Millennials are a generation like no other. With the emergence of the technology, they have a growing desire to pursue their passion and break out of the traditional 9-5 jobs. It’s about more than the money – Millennials love what ...
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Nappanee mayor candidate Phil Jenkins running unopposed in 2015 - The Elkhart Truth

Nappanee mayor candidate Phil Jenkins running unopposed in 2015 - The Elkhart Truth | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
After the last deadline to enter the running for Nappanee mayor passed at noon July 6, Phil Jenkins will be running unopposed in the November
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Pay The Writer! | NWU - National Writers Union

Pay The Writer! | NWU - National Writers Union | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Working without pay should not be the expectation of online publications – or online writers.  As the nation’s most popular blog, the Huffington Post sets the status quo for other online publications. The NWU is committed to fighting for fair pay for freelance writers. So we want to work with the Huffington Post to set high standards of quality online journalism that fairly compensates its writers. For more campaign updates, sign up at www.PayTheWriter.org

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The Future of Work is Here: Are You Ready for the New Reality? - Prowess

The Future of Work is Here: Are You Ready for the New Reality?  - Prowess | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tweet If you work in a big organisation today, odds are that you will be self-employed in the very near future. How can you equip yourself for the new reality.
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The future of freelancing - ArabianBusiness.com

The future of freelancing - ArabianBusiness.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Muhammad Osman Khan, country manager, UAE, for Elance-oDesk, explains how the online staffing platform is changing the face of hiring in the region
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Being self-employed means freedom. Freedom to be abused and underpaid | Aditya Chakrabortty

Being self-employed means freedom. Freedom to be abused and underpaid | Aditya Chakrabortty | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Across Britain, firms are laying off permanent staff in favour of contractors – then treating them unfairly
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Freelancers: Take On Larger Projects and Cut Out the Middlemen!

Freelancers: Take On Larger Projects and Cut Out the Middlemen! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A brief look at how virtual coworking helps freelancers to take on larger projects, improve efficiency, offer better quality to clients – and avoid the agencies. This can work for anyone – not just translators.
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The Rise Of The Gig Worker In The Sharing Economy

The Rise Of The Gig Worker In The Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I’ve ridden in the backseat of many Uber drivers’ cars. Sometimes we exchange lively banter, other times we sit silently as I check email on my phone...

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Common ground for independent workers — What’s The Future of Work? — Medium

Common ground for independent workers - What's The Future of Work? - Medium
Principles for delivering a stable and flexible safety net for all types of work
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This Is What The State Of Freelancing In The U.S. Means For The Future Of Work | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

This Is What The State Of Freelancing In The U.S. Means For The Future Of Work | Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Freelancers Union founder shares what the results of their second annual study of independent workers reveals about the future of work.
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Is Freelancing The Future Of Work? - Digital 4 Africa

Is Freelancing The Future Of Work? - Digital 4 Africa | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Can the Freelancing model work in Kenya or Africa? The Freelance model relieves companies of having to pay employees a fixed salary every month
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5 Major Ways Freelancers Will Change The Economy By 2040

5 Major Ways Freelancers Will Change The Economy By 2040 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The 9-to-5 job is dying. But what will an increasingly independent workforce mean for the economy?
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Meet the project: BICEPS CULTIVATUS

Meet the project: BICEPS CULTIVATUS | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

They have been friends for seven years and met while studying product design at the Olivier de Serres school of arts in Paris. They went their own separate ways during their post-graduate studies, keeping in touch, and got back together in Paris four years later. « Nah, that’s because we were sick of each other » jokes Antoine. Barely a year has passed between graduation and the Poc21 camp, except for Yoann who graduated in june 2012 to everyone’s surprise : « Really ? That long ago ? » says Audrey. So how do they make a living ? Freelancing. «It’s the auto-entrepreneur status or nothing. We don’t have much choice as young designers» Valentin adds. With Yoann they are also part of a young designer’s collective called BAM, centered on social design : « The Internet era we are living in changes the way we interact with one another through the co-creation processes, sharing knowledge and craft».

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How Millennials are Redefining the Future of Work

Check out these stats about how millennials are changing the future of work.
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The Future of Work: Freelancing Goes From Rags to Riches

The Future of Work: Freelancing Goes From Rags to Riches | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With the current global spend on contingent workers reaching over $3 trillion, we see opportunities for amazing US startups.
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Is freelancing the future of work in the U.S.? | Toronto Star

Is freelancing the future of work in the U.S.? | Toronto Star | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Employers love the no-strings aspect, while some in the workforce like an independent lifestyle. In 2013, 23 million Americans were self-employed, up 24 per cent from 2003. The country’s Affordable Care Act has helped.
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Is The Future Of Work All About Freelance And Independent Workers?

Is The Future Of Work All About Freelance And Independent Workers? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
According to a recent SAP and Oxford Economics report, 83% of executives say their companies are increasing their use of contingent workers. Intuit reported that by 2020 40% of American Workers will be freelancers.
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