A band aid on a gaping wound : Taylor and modern working practices

Taylor, Philip (2019) A band aid on a gaping wound : Taylor and modern working practices. New Technology, Work and Employment, 34 (2). pp. 100-105. ISSN 0268-1072 (https://doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12129)

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When charged with the task of commenting on the Taylor Review, it is tempting to dive straight into an evaluation of its detailed treatment of the platform/gig economy, its consideration of worker/ employee status, definitional issues associated with control/dependence (Wood and Graham, 2018) and the merits of its recommendations in relation to these. Although undoubtedly important, focus on these largely technical and legalistic considerations should not occlude reflection on the origins, contexts, assumptions and the purported wider purposes of the review.