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Andrea Szalavetz

Digital technologies and the nature and routine intensity of work

This paper explores the impact of digital technologies on the nature and routine intensity of shopfloor work, the ways in which digital technologies exert their effects and the factors moderating the outcomes of digitalisation in respect of work. The effect of technology cannot be limited to a dichotomy of increasing versus decreasing degrees of... Find out more

Hannah Johnston, Alina Caia, Michael ‘Six’ Silberman, ...

Working on digital labour platforms

The present material serves to raise awareness on the reality of platform work among national trade union organizations. The ETUI initiative responds to the identified training needs for a common approach to development of this topic at EU level, based on proposals expressed by the ETUC’s member organizations. The ETUI’s choice of the pedagogical... Find out more

The challenge of digital transformation in the automotive industry

This book addresses the impact of new technologies, typically discussed under the heading of Industry 4.0. It focuses in particular on the automotive industry which has been at the forefront of introducing new technologies such as industrial robots. It analyses their impact on working conditions and employment as well as on the role of production... Find out more

Michael ‘Six’ Silberman, Hannah Johnston

Using GDPR to improve legal clarity and working conditions on digital labour platforms

This paper examines how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can be used to address procedural problems faced by platform workers, including opaque rating systems, arbitrary account suspension and nonpayment, and uncommunicative clients and platform operators. GDPR provides workers with a variety of rights with respect to their data... 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

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January 11, 2021

Gig workers’ rights and their strategic litigation

A window of opportunity has opened up to utilise EU law on health and safety to advance the rights of ‘gig’ workers in domestic courts. The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB)... Find out more

December 08, 2020

Gig-life balance?

The way working time is organised has changed profoundly in recent years. Structural changes in the economy, loosening of labour standards and decline in trade union strength, as well as workers’... Find out more