Driving Uncertainty: Labour Rights in the Gig Economy

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Publication Date August 2021
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Europeans are increasingly taking up jobs in the ‘gig economy’ – the task-based work facilitated by digital platforms like Uber, Bolt and Just Eat – despite frequent reports of poor worker conditions, including low pay and opaque platform rules. The European Commission is considering how best to protect gig economy workers, including possible exemptions from competition law, to allow platform workers to collectively bargain even if they are not employees. Some of the Commission’s proposals are laudable – but it should see competition law as a tool, not a hindrance, to improving workers’ rights.

Source Link https://www.cer.eu/insights/driving-uncertainty-labour-rights-gig-economy
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  • https://www.cer.eu/sites/default/files/insight_ZM_gig_10.8.21.pdf
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European Commission: 2021: Second-phase consultation of social partners under Article 154 TFEU on possible action addressing the challenges related to working conditions in platform work https://ec.europa.eu/social/BlobServlet?docId=24094&langId=pl
European Commission: Press Release: March 5th 201: Competition: Commission invites stakeholders to provide comments on the application of EU competition law to collective bargaining agreements for self-employed https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_988

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