Corbyn and Platform cooperatives

I was quoted in i News on Jeremy Corbyn’s digital democracy proposals and the idea of platform cooperatives

You can read the full article here.

Uber doesn’t own cars, it claims not to employ people. It’s a platform that connects self-employed drivers with people who need a driver,” says Woodcock. “Why does Uber own the platform and make money? Why do we need Uber itself? The work is carried out by the drivers.

The alternative would be to turn it into a cooperative where Uber is taken out as the owner and it is run democratically by the drivers.