Digital Platforms

Digital Platforms

  • Freelance work (e.g. Freelancers, etc.)
  • Service intermediaries (e.g. Uber).
  • Matching job offer and demand (e.g. LinkedIn).  = Job networking

ILO: EXTENDING SOCIAL SECURITY TO WORKERS IN THE PLATFORM ECONOMY

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 02/13/2023 - 15:16

This module stresses specific challenges for the extension of social security to workers in new forms of employment, particularly platform workers, and explores some policy options, based on international experience and guided by ILO social security standards.

Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms

Improving conditions for gig workers splits MEPs

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 02/06/2023 - 15:49

euobserver.com (19.01.2023) Self-employed or employed? This question is at the heart of the negotiations of the proposal for an EU directive on improving the conditions of platform workers.

Home-delivery riders, or Uber-style app drivers are some of those who compose a sector estimated by the EU Commission to employ more than 28 million people. The number has been growing for years, and is expected to keep rising, reaching 43 million workers in the next two years.

Regions / Country
european union
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
Digital Economy Observatory : Only Tags
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EU Parliament adopts position on platform workers directive

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 02/06/2023 - 15:45

EURACTIV.com (02.02.2023) After months of arduous negotiations, the much-debated and politically sensitive platform workers’ file was finally approved in plenary on Thursday (2 February), with 376 in favour and 212 against. The text enshrines a legal presumption of employment for self-employed platform workers and reinforces workers’ rights and protection in the face of algorithmic management.

Regions / Country
european union
Global challenges
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
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First collective agreement for platform workers in Spain

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 01/17/2022 - 11:19

socialeurope.eu (13.01.2022) After several reports by the labour inspectorate and contradictory judgments by the courts, in September 2020 the Supreme Court finally ruled that platform workers were employees and not self-employed workers—and that, therefore, the labour and social-security rights applying to all other workers had to apply to them as well.

Regions / Country
spain
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
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World Employment Social Outlook 2021: The role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 14:43

ilo.org (05.01.2022) Digital labour platforms are now a vital part of contemporary life—they allow us to arrange a ride, order food and access a host of other services online. They accomplish this by connecting clients or customers with workers who undertake these tasks or “gigs”. The past decade has seen the global rise of “gig workers” or “platform workers”, with platforms like Uber, Gojek, Deliveroo, Rappi, Upwork and Topcoder. Digital labour platforms have created unprecedented opportunities for workers, businesses and society by unleashing innovation on a massive global scale.

Topics
Information and communication technology
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
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The Fairwork Pledge: Digital labour platforms, precarious work and interventions for a fairer gig economy

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 12/21/2021 - 16:38

The OECD Forum Network (13.12.2021) How can workers in the gig economy be better protected against severe shocks and adverse working conditions?

Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
Document Type

Digital labour platforms, precarious work and interventions for a fairer gig economy

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 12/17/2021 - 15:46

The OECD Forum Network (13.12.2021) How can workers in the gig economy be better protected against severe shocks and adverse working conditions?

Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
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EU seeks to clarify status of delivery app workers

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 12/13/2021 - 16:02

EURACTIV.com (09.12.2021) The EU will propose a set of criteria on Thursday (9 December) to determine whether a gig worker in Europe using platforms like Uber, Bolt or Deliveroo should be considered an employee. The proposal by the EU executive is an effort to sort out once and for all the employment status of millions of drivers and delivery people that the major platforms insist are self-employed. The debate has clogged up courts across Europe for almost a decade, with judges handing out more than a hundred decisions across the bloc’s 27 member states, with hundreds more still pending.

Regions / Country
Europe
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
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Between flexibility and precariousness, all eyes are on Brussels’ move on platform workers

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 11/22/2021 - 15:45

euractiv (19.11.2021) The European Commission, which is due to present its proposal on platform workers on 8 December, faces a tricky balancing act: ensuring decent working conditions while maintaining the flexibility of a booming sector.

Regions / Country
Europe
Topics
Platform workers
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
Digital Economy Observatory : Only Tags
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