Labour protection mechanisms

Platform workers and social security: Recent developments in Europe | International Social Security Association (ISSA)

Submitted by rruggia on Thu, 11/02/2023 - 16:33

In Europe, as globally, platform work remains a growing phenomenon. This article explores how recent developments in Europe affect platform workers’ rights and access to social security. In particular, it considers recent steps toward the appropriate classification of certain workers, changes in working conditions, and the extension of new rights and responsibilities

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Global challenges
Difficult-to-cover groups
Digital economy
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
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Europe: Social protection for the self-employed: Council calls for action to address remaining gaps

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 10/12/2023 - 15:42 (09.10.2023) Self-employed workers are key players in European economy and innovation. Therefore, we need to ensure and improve their social protection coverage across Europe in order to ensure decent working and living conditions for them. Now, more than ever, we need a socially robust and a socially oriented Europe. José Luis Escrivá, Spain’s acting Minister for Inclusion, Social Security and Migration In over half the Member States the self-employed were not covered by all branches of social protection in 2022.

Digital plateform workers

Canada: How portable benefits can support inclusivity among gig workers

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 07/10/2023 - 16:41

Benefits (06.07.2023) Amid the growing gig economy, as well as workers’ calls for increased flexibility and a volatile labour market, there’s increasing demand for portable benefits.

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Digital plateform workers
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