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 March 2018 - An increasing number of citizens order food in the internet. Thousands of couriers deliver it. Their work is risky, they do not earn much. Now the drivers start to stand up against their employers. (German: 3 März 2018 -...

11 July 2017 - Uber Technologies Inc. tried to assuage investors’ concerns Tuesday that a series of scandals were taking a toll on the business. It told them to expect improved bookings, narrower losses and a possible settlement with...

On 7 April 2017, the Court of Rome ordered the halting of Uber's 'UberBlack' services within 10 days. Additionally, Uber is no longer allowed to promote its services in Italy. Uber indicated it would appeal the decision.

In October 2016, in Turin, northern Italy, cycle couriers working for the German food delivery company Foodora staged a series of public protests which quickly attracted considerable media attention and became known as the first case of...

30 May 2018 - The city of San Francisco subpoenaed Uber and Lyft yesterday, demanding that the ride-hailing companies turn over records relating to driver pay and benefits, as well as information pertaining to whether drivers are...

Passengers have faced a history of discrimination in transportation systems. Peer transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft present the opportunity to rectify long-standing discrimination or worsen it. We sent passengers in Seattle...

19 March 2018 - The transport wing of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has called for a strike of drivers of cab aggregators Uber and Ola starting today. The strike has been called by the Maharashtra Navnirman Vahtuk Sena which has...

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.

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