Elliott Goat

Fellow’s Profile

Elliott Goat

Fellow’s Profile

Elliott Goat

Reorganising labour: how digital unions can work

Fellowship

Focus

Engaging young self-employed workers in organised labour through technology

Fellowship year

2019

Locality

London

Biography

I am a British-based journalist and Director of Unhack Democracy, a human rights NGO that strengthens electoral integrity in Europe by giving citizens the tools to safeguard their own elections and protect democratic institutions from state interference. A past winner of the Wyn Harness Journalist Award, I am also a Fellow of the International State Crime Initiative and advisory board member of We Make Change, a social action social network. Travelling to the USA just before the pandemic hit, my Fellowship explores how digital technology, combined with new forms of labour organising, can fill the void left by traditional unions to provide better support and protect self-employed, freelance and gig workers. With Covid-19 exacerbating existing trends around the future of work, the issues my Fellowship sought to address, from the shift to 'hybrid' working and the rise of employee activism to the emergence of a digital-led worker ownership model, are more pressing and relevant than ever. That is why I am grateful for the opportunity and support provided by the Churchill Fellowship to continue to evolve and develop my findings.

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All Reports are copyright © the author. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The views and opinions expressed by any Fellow are those of the Fellow and not of the Churchill Fellowship or its partners, which have no responsibility or liability for any part of them.

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