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.

Online workers were, and often still are, not covered by employment law or collective agreements. They seldom have access to social security, paid leave, training etc. owing to the simple fact that the platforms regularly require...

The article focuses on the food-delivery sector, underlining the reasons why this kind of digital work has become visible on the "city platform". The description of the collective bargaining started by Riders Union Bologna and the...

1 August 2018 - The newsletter of the Danish trade union 3F confirms that the collective agreement it signed with cleaning platform Hilfr has entered into effect on 1 August and will run until the end of July 2019, unless both parties...

So far, the union has not taken part in the protests of the riders. But with the inclusion of the figure of the delivery person in the new national collective labour agreement for logistics, the union gave a first signal. And now CGIL...

In the study of interest representation, the field of observation of labour law has traditionally turned to trade union organisations. The traditional partition of the discipline (including the right to form a union) and the pre-eminent...

Italy’s parliament has approved new legislation giving protection to self-employed workers and regulating ICT-based mobile work. Employer organisations have generally welcomed it, but unions criticise the legislation for its weak...

In mid-2018 the Bologna city council negotiated a “Bill of Fundamental Rights of Digital Workers in the Urban Context” with Riders Union Bologna collective. The bill includes right to insurance, to organize, and to be paid hourly...

The essay analyzes the different ways of organizing the digital workers' union. The digital economy has accelerated the process of fragmentation of work and has weakened traditional forms of collective representation. But at the same...

21 February 2017 - How collective bargaining can help gig and on-demand workers.

30 July 2018 - On July 8 and 15, the Parisian deliverymen of the CLAP (Collectif des livreurs autonomes de Paris) as well as other collectives in Nantes and Bordeaux called for a « massive disconnection », the dates chosen being the...

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