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.

In Norway, 102 Foodora couriers organised with the Norwegian Transport Union (NTF) will go on strike on Tuesday 21 August 2019 after negotiations over a collective agreement with Foodora failed.

The stoppage, which began on January 21, was aimed at pressuring the regional government into regulating VTC vehicles, used by ride-hailing services such as Cabify and Uber

On Thursday 14th February between 11am and 3pm, Deliveroo couriers in Manchester will be striking in protest of the company’s recent cuts to pay and the poor working conditions they endure. Riders around the UK have seen their pay cut...

11 July 2018 - As France heads into the final of the World Cup, popular delivery platform workers are striking against what they call low wages and dangerous working conditions.

16 August 2016 - "Last week ‘gig’ workers took to the streets in a show of public discontent. London’s Deliveroo couriers (moped or cycle riding workers who pick up food from restaurants and deliver it to customers) have begun a series...

16 August 2016 - London's striking Deliveroo riders are in a fight against the worst exploitation and abuse of the sharing economy. Last Friday, a throng of around 150 couriers for the online food delivery company Deliveroo massed on a...

30 June 2017 - Following last week’s demonstrations, Deliveroo’s riders have called for a strike on Sunday. They ask for working conditions reducing job insecurity. The model of the British company, based on the delivery services...

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...

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

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