Platform economy database

Eurofound’s platform economy database provides information on publications, articles, court cases, initiatives and other outputs related to platform work, or those forms of work that are organised and mediated through online platforms (websites and apps). This resource provides metadata for each entry, such as the name of the author, year of publication, whether it concerns an open access or subscription-based material, a brief description of the content and where available a web link to a source from which eligible users may access content.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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As the UK had ruled in 2020 for health and safety protections for gig economy workers, orders will come into effect in Northern Ireland on 31 May 2021 for employment rights and protection against detriment in health and safety cases...

In order to improve the working status and conditions of online platform workers, the Commission is planning to take action through a 'rebuttable presumption of employment'. This would mean that those workers would receive the...

Five riders supported by the ADCU union were sacked from disconnection to the Uber app. The Court in Amsterdam has demanded the company to take them back as wrongly accused of fraudulent activity and to pay a penalty of Eur 5,000 for...

As Covid-19 vaccination rates increases, there is a high demand for business recovery exceeding the availability of riders. To attract them, they are spending millions of dollars in bonuses. However, with Uber Uks former riders being...

The plaftorm company Menulog is moving away from the practices of its competitors Uber Eats and Deliveroo and doing a trial in Sydney for riders under an 'employment model' with the idea that all workers will be employed by the company...

Both platforms Uber and Lyft have invested in vaccination programs to get back drivers that had left them. One of the issue was the lack of transportation and less medical care for low-income population.

As the base pay for DoorDash delivery drivers fluctuates from 2 to 10 US dollars per ride, they realised they can manipulate the level of pay by rejecting orders, making the desirability value of the trips lower, with the effect that...

The gig economomy has increased five-fold in the last decade. It takes many forms and operate in diverse sectors. Besides the advantages of getting things quickly delivered, the need to regulate platform workers is prominent in many...

An analysis of invoices sent in by rider reveal that a third of the riders taking part of a survey receive less than the legal mininum hourly wage, despite Deliveroo claiming the contrary. The issue is that the company does not...

The article raises the ongoing problem of platform work, not to be forgotten with the high topic of the pandemic as it is reckoned that platform economy will remain, with a growing number of consumers wanting home delivery. So...

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