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.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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Riders x Derechos was founded by a group of food delivery riders in Spain to negotiate better working conditions with the respective platforms. 

In December 2017, a collective agreement was concluded in the Italian logistics sector which now for the first time includes food delivery riders in its contractual qualifications. The agreement was signed by the unions Confetra, Anita...

Riders Union Bologna is a group of riders and social activists working in Bologna to solve the problems such as precariousness and the lack of protections in the platform economy.

Service Union United (PAM) is a Finnish trade union representing workers in private services sectors, founded in 2000. It is a member of two global umbrella organisations for services sector unions...

On 29 June 2018, Foodora, Foodracers, Moovenda and Prestofood signed the...

After three months of negotiation and eight meetings with employers and trade unions, food delivery couriers of Glovo, Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats will be recognised as employees of these companies and, therefore, they will have...

On 2 January 2021, the Court of Bologna rendered a case concerning a collective discrimination on the riders' booking system. According to the Court, the system adopted by Deliveroo is discriminatory regarding the access to work in that...

The platform work is becoming increasingly popular in recent years. This new form of work is usually organised by the so-called algorithmic management: an organisation managed by software that receive, process and send performance...

At the meeting held on 20 January 2021, the Ministry of Labour headed by Yolanda Díaz presented a new document and asked the social partners to hold the next meeting to finalise the text of the Rider Law. The document proposed a...

In November 2020, the Ministry of Labour led by Yolanda Díaz was open to studying the proposal presented by the unions to regulate the food delivery sector. One of the main points was the obligation for all companies wishing to operate...

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