About: platform workers

Technology 09-06-2022

Platform workers: liberal, conservative MEPs align to fight centre-left’s proposal

Lawmakers from Renew Europe and European People's Party have filed similar amendments to the platform workers directive in a bid to push back against the rapporteur's draft report.
Technology 27-05-2022

Tech Brief: to be or not to be a platform worker, digital portfolio, CSAM

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Technology 23-05-2022

Platform workers: French presidency clings to criteria approach

The French Presidency of the EU Council suggests not to stray too far from the Commission's proposal regarding the determination of the status of platform workers but could share the same ambition as the European Parliament regarding algorithmic management.
Technology 20-05-2022

Tech Brief: Russia looms large at TTC, Microsoft loosens up, net neutrality

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Economy & Jobs 13-05-2022

Commissioner Schmit: You cannot make money on social services

Social economy should not be thought of as an alternative to public services, according to the European Commissioner for jobs and social rights, who nevertheless argued there was a need for a "third way" between the private, profit-oriented economy and publicly provided services that can be served by social economy.
Technology 11-05-2022

Conservatives prepare to battle on platform workers directive, rally up with industry

Conservative MEPs from the European People's Party (EPP) are preparing their counter-offensive against the rapporteur's push for tight employment protection for platform workers, joining forces with the industry.
Technology 10-05-2022

Leading MEP pushes for tight employment protection in platform workers directive

Centre-left lawmaker Elisabetta Gualmini has significantly expanded provisions for platform workers to ask for employee status and the human review of algorithm management in her draft report.
Technology 09-05-2022

French platform workers elect representatives ahead of ‘social dialogue’

Delivery workers and drivers of passenger cars working in France are being called on to elect union representatives who will conduct a 'social dialogue' with platforms like Uber and Deliveroo to improve their working conditions. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 19-04-2022

Paris court fines Deliveroo €375,000 for undeclared work

A French court ordered the maximum fine against food delivery company Deliveroo on Tuesday (19 April) for not hiring couriers as employees but as self-employed as the EU prepares its directive to clarify platform workers' status. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 25-01-2022

Uber and Deliveroo workers will be reclassified as employees, trade unions say

The workers of some of the most prominent platform companies in Europe would qualify as employees under the EU’s new platform worker proposal, according to the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).
Elections 19-01-2022

Presidential candidate Mélenchon ready to push for EU Treaty reform

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, presidential candidate of radical left party La France Insoumise, hopes to push member countries to break away from EU treaties "that block us" if he wins the election in April.
Technology 10-12-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: gig economy, roaming extension, battle of amendments

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Technology 09-12-2021

EU launches bid to regulate gig economy

The EU executive has tabled a long-waited rulebook for the gig economy at a time when the business model of these companies is leading to contradicting court decisions across the bloc.
Economy & Jobs 01-12-2021

Fight for workers’ rights in Brussels intensifies ahead of French EU presidency

The fight for workers’ rights in Brussels is intensifying: the European Parliament is now ready to begin negotiations on a minimum wage directive and to vote on a new report putting pressure on the European Commission to legislate.
Economy & Jobs 19-11-2021

Between flexibility and precariousness, all eyes are on Brussels’ move on platform workers

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.

MEPs push to shape working conditions of the gig economy

The European Parliament adopted by an overwhelming majority a resolution on social protection for platform workers, anticipating key parts of an upcoming EU legislative proposal expected to come out before the end of the year.
Technology 12-03-2021

EU Commission vies to protect future for platform workers

The European Commission will attempt to protect the future of platform workers in the EU by setting minimum standards and potentially enforcing pension entitlements and insurance obligations.