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.

3 December 2015 - Last month, a group of Uber chauffeurs launched their own Uber-like smartphone app, which they hope will lure drivers away from the American platform and ultimately give them greater control over their business. Its...

On 7 April 2018, the Employment Tribunal of Turin rejected a claim from six riders of the food delivery platform Foodora who asked to be reclassified as employees. the riders argued that they had been disconnected from the platform as a...

17 September 2015 - (Berlin) Foodora, the Berlin-based company that offers delivery from restaurants, is merging with Delivery Hero’s similarly positioned Urban Taste to continue expanding across Europe, North America and Asia.

16 April 2018 - On 16 April 2018, an agreement establishing an SE Works Council in Delivery Hero was finally signed in Berlin, after months of tough negotiations. The agreement foresees that each country has at least one employee...

On 11 April 2018, the district court of Pennsylvania granted summary judgement on the matter of whether drivers for UberBlack are independent contractors or employees. The plaintiffs brought individual and representative claims against...

23 January 2017 - In early October 2016, Italian media outlets ran extensive coverage of protests in Turin, where couriers working for the German food delivery company Foodora mobilized. For a country where industrial action is...

24 July 2018 - Last month, the United Kingdom saw a legal win for gig economy workers as 50 Deliveroo riders shared a six-figure payout after being allowed to challenge Deliveroo who settled, fearing that its employment contract would...

11 October 2016 - The fact that they are poorly paid or referred to virtual reality does not justify an arrogant attitude towards Foodora’s couriers: Delivery is a job and should be treated as such. (Italian: Il fatto che siano attività...

The Invisible Worker is a new zine exploring the interface between work and technology, using writing and visual art to highlight how new forms of technology are changing the workplace. By creating collaborative publications, which...

The rise of digitally-mediated labor requires a deeper understanding of algorithmic management in work environments. The discourse surrounding the gig economy portrays platforms as lean, flexible and efficient. Gig-work companies...

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