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Employment and working conditions of selected types of platform work

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24 Settembre 2018
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24 Settembre 2018
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Executive summary in 22 languages

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Platform work is a form of employment that uses an online platform to match the supply of and demand for paid labour. In Europe, platform work is still small in scale but is rapidly developing. The types of work offered through platforms are ever-increasing, as are the challenges for existing regulatory frameworks. This report explores the working and employment conditions of three of the most common types of platform work in Europe. For each of these types, Eurofound assesses the physical and social environment, autonomy, employment status and access to social protection, and earnings and taxation based on interviews with platform workers. A comparative analysis of the regulatory frameworks applying to platform work in 18 EU Member States accompanies this review. This looks into workers’ employment status, the formal relationships between clients, workers and platforms, and the organisation and representation of workers and platforms.

 

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  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    86
    Reference No: 
    EF18001
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1749-6
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-03-18-239-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/929950
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    Employment and working conditions of selected types of platform work

    Platform work is a form of employment that uses an online platform to match the supply of and demand for paid labour. In Europe, platform work is still small in scale but is rapidly developing. The types of work offered through platforms are ever-increasing, as are the challenges for existing regulatory frameworks. This report explores the working and employment conditions of three of the most common types of platform work in Europe.

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  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    EF180011
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    Impiego e condizioni di lavoro in determinate tipologie occupazionali tramite piattaforma

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Il lavoro tramite piattaforma costituisce una forma di occupazione che utilizza una piattaforma online per far corrispondere l’offerta e la domanda di lavoro retribuito. In Europa, il lavoro tramite piattaforma si svolge ancora su scala ridotta, ma si sta rapidamente sviluppando. I tipi di lavoro offerti tramite piattaforma sono in costante aumento, così come le sfide per i quadri normativi esistenti. La presente relazione esamina l’impiego e le condizioni di lavoro di tre delle tipologie occupazionali tramite piattaforma più comuni in Europa, sulla base di interviste con i lavoratori delle piattaforme. Gli aspetti valutati comprendono l’ambiente fisico e sociale, l’autonomia, lo status occupazionale, l’accesso alla protezione sociale, i guadagni e la fiscalità. La relazione presenta inoltre un’analisi comparativa dei quadri normativi applicabili al lavoro tramite piattaforma in 18 Stati membri dell’UE. 

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  • New forms of employment

    This series reports on the new forms of employment emerging across Europe that are driven by societal, economic and technological developments and are different from traditional standard or non-standard employment in a number of ways. This series explores what characterises these new employment forms and what implications they have for working conditions and the labour market.

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