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.

Based on mobile ICT, in particular the smartphone, transportation network companies (TNCs) provide applications to link drivers and their personal vehicles to passengers. Operating in more than 700 cities across the world, Uber is one...

13 June 2018 - You often come across them, see them waiting in front of the traffic lights. The riders have arrived at the last step of the work ladder. They are the bellboys hired by the gig economy platforms. In Italy, the Debenedetti...

1 December 2017 - ’No more deliveries without rights‘. A collective shout of Deliveroo riders who protested in front of the Milan office of the London-based food delivery giant. But the cry, perhaps, is contained by the masks they wear...

So far, the union has not taken part in the protests of the riders. But with the inclusion of the figure of the delivery person in the new national collective labour agreement for logistics, the union gave a first signal. And now CGIL...

28 October 2016 - GMB, the union for professional drivers, has won their case against Uber as the London Employment Tribunal has determined that Uber has acted unlawfully by not providing drivers with basic workers’ rights. GMB brought...

3 September 2014 - "Outlawed in Germany, the smartphone app that seeks to replace taxis with private drivers has seen a surge in demand in Austria's capital city. A court in Frankfurt this week imposed a temporary nationwide ban on the...

20 June 2017 - Uber said on Tuesday it will for the first time allow drivers to collect tips through its smartphone app, an about-face from previous company policy, as part of the ride-services firm’s broader effort to improve an often-...

10 October 2018 - The Uber action and McStrike suggest young people are increasingly seeing the benefits of fighting for their rights.

The wise men will examine the article of the Thévenoud law which prohibits UberPop type services. But the time required to examine the law, a few months, is likely to appear long to the taxis which demonstrate Thursday in a context of...

The Court of Appeal ruled on 11 December 2015 that the business model of Uber Black violated competition law. The judgment was appealed in the Federal Supreme Court. Furthermore, on 18 May 2018 (ref. I ZR 3/16), the Federal Court of...

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