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.

Food couriers usually work in difficult working conditions. The fact that they are well connected with each other could facilitate joint organisation for better work.

In a ruling in December 2017 (case C-434/15, Asociación Profesional Elite Taxi v Uber Systems Spain SL), the Court of Justice of the European Union decided that the service provided by Uber connecting individuals with non-professional...

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

This news article refers to the Californian state Assembly that passed a bill that could give Uber and Lyft drivers basic labour protections for the first time.

Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl and Uiltrasporti of Florence have signed a contract with Laconsegna, a food delivery company active in the Tuscan capital. The agreement recognizes riders as subordinate workers with the right to apply existing...

This working paper investigates a rare case of platform work performed in the realm of regulated employment and explores the attitudes of platform workers towards collective representation. Using a case study of Deliveroo, a food...

This report maps a kaleidoscopic array of platform-mediated working arrangements, by clustering the findings into three main subsets (passenger transport services, professional crowdsourcing, on-demand work at the client’s premises)....

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...

In a dispute between the Federation of Dutch Trade Unions (FNV) against the food delivery company Deliveroo, a Dutch court ruled on 15 January 2019 that Deliveroo riders should not be classified as ‘solo-self-employed' and have a right...

In a dispute between the Federation of Dutch Trade Unions (FNV) against the food delivery company Deliveroo, a Dutch court ruled on 15 January 2019 that Deliveroo riders are covered by a collective agreement that FNV secured for workers...

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