FGTB - ABVV Platform
The initiative was launched to help the General Labour Federation of Belgium ( Fédération Générale du Travail de Belgique in French, FGTB; Algemeen Belgisch Vakverbond in Dutch, ABVV) better reach platform workers, inform them about their rights and duties and offer support, all in a completely online environment. The initiative consists of a website where platform workers can find information on their rights, get in touch and share experiences with each other, and contact the trade union for legal advice. The links to FGTB’s French and Dutch dedicated Facebook pages are provided as well, which allow platform workers to see relevant articles shared there by FGTB and get in touch with FGTB through the social network’s chat. Through this initiative, FGTB aims at organising and protecting platform workers, as well as increasing their visibility and getting to know their profile and needs, finding out what they expect from a trade union, and creating a platform workers’ network. FGTB has answered to hundreds of questions through the website and Facebook, since the launch of the initiative in January 2020.
- Advice and exchange, Organising and representing workers
- Employee organisation
- Dutch, French