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Employment and working conditions of selected types of platform work

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24 September 2018
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24 September 2018
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Platform work is a form of employment that uses an online platform to match the supply of and demand for paid labour. In Europe, platform work is still small in scale but is rapidly developing. The types of work offered through platforms are ever-increasing, as are the challenges for existing regulatory frameworks. This report explores the working and employment conditions of three of the most common types of platform work in Europe. For each of these types, Eurofound assesses the physical and social environment, autonomy, employment status and access to social protection, and earnings and taxation based on interviews with platform workers. A comparative analysis of the regulatory frameworks applying to platform work in 18 EU Member States accompanies this review. This looks into workers’ employment status, the formal relationships between clients, workers and platforms, and the organisation and representation of workers and platforms.

 

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  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    86
    Reference No: 
    EF18001
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1749-6
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-03-18-239-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/929950
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    Employment and working conditions of selected types of platform work

    Platform work is a form of employment that uses an online platform to match the supply of and demand for paid labour. In Europe, platform work is still small in scale but is rapidly developing. The types of work offered through platforms are ever-increasing, as are the challenges for existing regulatory frameworks. This report explores the working and employment conditions of three of the most common types of platform work in Europe.

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  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    EF180011
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    Töötajate tööalane seisund ja töötingimused teatavat liiki platvormitöö korral

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Platvormitöö on töötamise vorm, mille puhul kasutatakse veebiplatvormi, et kokku viia palgalise tööjõu nõudlus ja pakkumine. Euroopas on platvormitöö veel vähe levinud, kuid areneb kiiresti. Platvormide kaudu pakutava töö liikide arv kasvab pidevalt ja seetõttu suurenevad ka probleemid, mida see praegustele õigusraamistikele tekitab. Aruandes uuritakse töötajate tööalast seisundit ja töötingimusi kolme Euroopas kõige tavalisema platvormitöö liigi puhul platvormitöötajatega tehtud intervjuude põhjal. Hinnati järgimisi aspekte: füüsiline ja sotsiaalne keskkond, sõltumatus, tööalane seisund, juurdepääs sotsiaalkaitsele, sissetulekud ja maksustamine. Aruandes esitatakse ka 18 liikmesriigis platvormitööle kohaldatavate õigusraamistike võrdlev analüüs. 

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    This series reports on the new forms of employment emerging across Europe that are driven by societal, economic and technological developments and are different from traditional standard or non-standard employment in a number of ways. This series explores what characterises these new employment forms and what implications they have for working conditions and the labour market.

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