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.

13 February 2017 - Hundreds of drivers with ride-hailing service Uber [UBER.UL] in Qatar went on strike on Monday for the second time in a year to protest against fare cuts. The U.S.-based company, which started operations in Doha in...

1 February 2016 - On Monday, Uber drivers organised a strike in front of the company's New York offices. They held signs and chanted slogans such as 'Uber is Wal-Mart on Wheels', to protest reduced UberX rates, that had dropped by 15...

30 July 2018 - On July 8 and 15, the Parisian deliverymen of the CLAP (Collectif des livreurs autonomes de Paris) as well as other collectives in Nantes and Bordeaux called for a « massive disconnection », the dates chosen being the...

A section of app-based taxi drivers of Ola and Uber in Delhi are staying off the roads of the capital today. However, their strike seems to have little impact on Delhiites and those living in the National Capital Region. Regular users...

13 August 2016 - 'An individual’s employment statusis determined by the reality of the working relationship and not the type of contract they have signed,' says the Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy. As Deliveroo...

19 October 2015 - Uber drivers have decided to challenge the United States-based giant. The drivers revealed to France Info that VTC drivers (VTC stands for not affiliated to taxi companies) have created their own app, entirely ‘for VTC...

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...

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...

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...

Though companies like Deliveroo or Foodora refuse to recognise them as employees, food delivery riders have taken a lead in organizing workers in the gig economy.

Pages