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Juggling online gigs with offline jobs

Online labour platforms are redefining the world of work, but little is known even now about the drivers of worker engagement in this type of activity. Earlier studies focused on individual preferences and job characteristics such as flexibility or low entry barriers, but the relative role of such pull factors is limited given widespread worker... Find out more

Mariagrazia Lamannis

Collective bargaining in the platform economy

This paper presents the results of a mapping of social dialogue and collective bargaining experiences in the European platform economy. Building on a descriptive analysis of the initiatives, the report provides insights into collective bargaining strategies and factors that have led platforms to negotiate. It focuses on empirical and legal... Find out more

Elena Verdolini

Interlinkages between the just ecological transition and the digital transformation

Notwithstanding increasing policy and academic debate around the ‘twin’ digital and ecological transitions, there is no systematic assessment of their linkages, potential synergies and trade-offs. Most fundamentally, the full extent of challenges that their interaction poses for the prospects of a ‘just transition’ is not fully understood. This... Find out more

Uglješa Grušić

Remote working and European private international law

Policy implications The risk created by expanding the labour pool to workers based in other countries can, if necessary, be dealt with by EU legislative action, for example, through substantive EU employment law. Furthermore, the risk created by expanding the labour pool to workers based in non-EU countries can be dealt with by the overriding... Find out more

Aída Ponce Del Castillo, Diego Naranjo

Regulating algorithmic management

Policy recommendations The draft Directive on improving working conditions in platform work (Platform Work Directive) clarifies the employment status and working conditions of platform workers. Importantly, it also focuses on regulating algorithmic management. While a step in the right direction, the chapter on algorithmic management fails to... Find out more

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May 15, 2023

UK government fails to protect workers from being exploited by AI technologies

On 18 April 2023, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) warned that the UK government is failing to protect workers from being ‘exploited’ by new AI technologies. The warning came as politicians, tech... Find out more

February 22, 2023

Platforms and their presumptions of power

Whether the presumption of an employment relationship would mean an end to self-employment for platform workers is a false debate. Delivery Platforms Europe —whose members include Uber Eats, Deliveroo... Find out more

February 15, 2023

Digipower Academy offers Uber drivers an independent analysis of their data

In Geneva, the data collective ‘Digipower Academy’ offers Uber drivers an independent analysis of their data, so that they can claim the expenses they are owed. On 30 May 2022, Switzerland’s Federal... Find out more

February 15, 2023

EU Parliament adopts position on platform workers directive

On 2 February 2023, the European Parliament (EP) voted in favour of amendments to the European Commission’s platform worker directive that would introduce a presumption of employment and increase... Find out more

April 28, 2022

Registrations open for a new online course on tackling psychosocial risks in platform and gig work 

Digitalisation of work creates new forms of work organisations, new management practices, and new ways of labour outsourcing that challenge many aspects of “traditional” work or “old” roles. Even if... Find out more