Travail Gratuit (Free Labour)

In 2014 in France, creative professionals called on the government to regulate crowd employment in an online petition called ‘Free Labour’ (Travail Gratuit). The petition addressed the lack of protection for creative workers when commissions go unpaid or when work is reused without permission; the (unfair) competition that platform-based work presents for the traditional sector and calls on the government to regulate and limit the opportunities for exploitative unpaid labour.


  • Initiative
  • Awareness raising, campaigns, information provision
  • France
  • Government, Worker
  • Yes
  • no specific sector focus
  • French
  • 2021
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