Agnieszka Piasna

Senior Researcher

Background

Agnieszka Piasna is senior researcher in the Economic, Employment and Social Policies Unit at the European Trade Union Institute. She has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge, where she received an ESRC award and the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Her research interests lie in the areas of job quality, working time, women’s employment and labour market regulation. She also carries out research in the framework of a project on contingent and platform work.

Areas of activity

Labour market developments, job quality, gender issues, employment regulation and platform economy.

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Benchmarking Working Europe 2020

→ www.benchmarking2020.eu A virus is haunting Europe. And it could strike again. This year’s 20th anniversary issue of our flagship publication Benchmarking Working Europe brings to a growing audience of trade unionists, industrial relations specialists and policymakers a simple warning: beside SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the Covid-19... Find out more

Counting gigs

The potential transformation of labour markets by the emergence of online labour platforms has triggered an intense academic, media and policy debate, but its true scale remains speculation. Nevertheless, adequate policy responses hinge on a good understanding of dynamics – something that will only grow in importance with the labour market crisis... Find out more

Digital labour in central and eastern Europe

This working paper presents the results of the ETUI Internet and Platform Work Survey conducted in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Poland and Slovakia in 2018-2019. The objective is to map the extent of digital labour in central and eastern Europe (CEE) based on the analysis of two types of online sources for generating income: internet work; and its... Find out more

Unwilful ignorance: attitudes to trade unions among Deliveroo riders in Belgium

This policy brief shows that only a small minority of Deliveroo riders in Belgium, who are predominantly male, young and students, hold negative views about trade unions. Lack of exposure to and knowledge about unions was instead cited as the biggest reason why many of the riders are not members, with many of them undecided or ambivalent about the... Find out more