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Employment and working conditions of selected types of platform work

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23 September 2019
Публикувано
24 September 2018
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Platform work is a form of employment that uses an online platform to match the supply of and demand for paid labour. In Europe, platform work is still small in scale but is rapidly developing. The types of work offered through platforms are ever-increasing, as are the challenges for existing regulatory frameworks. This report explores the working and employment conditions of three of the most common types of platform work in Europe. For each of these types, Eurofound assesses the physical and social environment, autonomy, employment status and access to social protection, and earnings and taxation based on interviews with platform workers. A comparative analysis of the regulatory frameworks applying to platform work in 18 EU Member States accompanies this review. This looks into workers’ employment status, the formal relationships between clients, workers and platforms, and the organisation and representation of workers and platforms.

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    86
    Reference No: 
    EF18001
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1749-6
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-03-18-239-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/929950
    Catalogue info

    Employment and working conditions of selected types of platform work

    Platform work is a form of employment that uses an online platform to match the supply of and demand for paid labour. In Europe, platform work is still small in scale but is rapidly developing. The types of work offered through platforms are ever-increasing, as are the challenges for existing regulatory frameworks. This report explores the working and employment conditions of three of the most common types of platform work in Europe.

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  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    EF180011
    Catalogue info

    Заетост и условия на труд на избрани видове работа през платформа

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Работата през платформа е форма на заетост, която използва онлайн платформа за свързване на предлагането и търсенето на платен труд. В Европа работата през платформа все още е малка по мащаб, но се развива бързо. Предлаганите чрез платформи видове работа нарастват непрекъснато, както и предизвикателствата за наличните регулаторни рамки. В този доклад се разглеждат условията на заетост и работа при три от най-разпространените видове работа през платформа в Европа въз основа на интервюиране на работещи през платформа. Оценените аспекти включват физическата и социалната среда, автономията, трудовия статус, достъпа до социална закрила, доходите и данъчното облагане. Докладът представя също сравнителен анализ на регулаторните рамки по отношение на работата през платформа в 18 държави членки на ЕС. 

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  • New forms of employment

    This series reports on the new forms of employment emerging across Europe that are driven by societal, economic and technological developments and are different from traditional standard or non-standard employment in a number of ways. This series explores what characterises these new employment forms and what implications they have for working conditions and the labour market.

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