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.

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...

The development of recent years have led us to believe that behind the gig economy there is a hell of precariousness and no protection for workers. Too often, the news on the new platforms of so-called on-demand work are about abuse and...

The German company, along with Foodracers, Moovenda and Prestofood, publishes a document in which it undertakes to provide a coordinated and continuous collaboration contract with Inail and Inps protections.

With the ruling of the Turin labour court on the controversy established by the Foodora riders, a long debated isssue in the labour law doctrine reappers in the digital economy. The issue - concerning the legal classification of the...

This paper presents a case study of the food delivery platform, Deliveroo, in Belgium in 2016-2018. The case offers insights on the nature of platform work, the workers who perform it, the preferences of workers, the strategy of the...

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