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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A Madrid-based ride hailing startup, Cabify claimed that the income of its drivers per hour is higher than other similar platforms. The drivers are fully employed and their privately owned car must have a VTC licence. The majority of...

The rapid growth of platform work in the gig economy raise major legal issues, such as precarity, protection and relationship with the company. In late February 2021, the UK Supreme Court ruled that British Uber drivers were not...

On the heels of a recent Supreme Court judgement in the UK which ruled that Uber drivers are in fact employees, Uber recently announced their proposal for changes to Canadian provincial labour laws to provide gig workers some benefits,...

Following a meeting between the Government and Deliveroo riders with their union representatives from SIPTU, it has been announced the revision of the employment law to protect the rights of platform workers. The Government said it has...

Deliveroo announced a £16 million 'thank you' fund for its riders, with each receiving 200£, only those having worked one year and completed 2000 orders in one year. The leading union reacted that this is nowhere near a compensation for...

The Estonian company Bolt plans to extend its operations towards the launch of e-scooters and later e-bikes. The motive brought by the company is that it would offer micromobility services to replace car trips under 3 km. The Bolt...

In California, a law passed to allow Uber and Lyft to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees, so that the companies keep their labour costs low.

A Deliveroo rider has launched a petition on the Parliament UK website against restaurants denying delivery couriers the right to use toilets.

Following the Supreme Court Ruling in favour of gig workers, questions remain on their workers hours, especially drivers logging on to the Uber app where the platform exercise a tight control on routing options and ratings system while...

After some Uber drivers filed a legal action, the Supreme Court ruled that they were workers and not self-employed, hence entitled to same rights as other workers. It is hoped that this victory will have effect for the whole gig economy...