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.

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...

28 October 2016 - GMB, the union for professional drivers, has won their case against Uber as the London Employment Tribunal has determined that Uber has acted unlawfully by not providing drivers with basic workers’ rights. GMB brought...

3 September 2014 - "Outlawed in Germany, the smartphone app that seeks to replace taxis with private drivers has seen a surge in demand in Austria's capital city. A court in Frankfurt this week imposed a temporary nationwide ban on the...

20 June 2017 - Uber said on Tuesday it will for the first time allow drivers to collect tips through its smartphone app, an about-face from previous company policy, as part of the ride-services firm’s broader effort to improve an often-...

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

The wise men will examine the article of the Thévenoud law which prohibits UberPop type services. But the time required to examine the law, a few months, is likely to appear long to the taxis which demonstrate Thursday in a context of...

The Court of Appeal ruled on 11 December 2015 that the business model of Uber Black violated competition law. The judgment was appealed in the Federal Supreme Court. Furthermore, on 18 May 2018 (ref. I ZR 3/16), the Federal Court of...

25 May 2016 - "Would you accept a job that guaranteed unpredictable pay, forced you to cover your own costs and put you at risk of losing your income at any time without warning? That's what's expected of the thousands of workers...

21 July 2018 - Minister of Labour Luigi Di Maio has called them 'the symbol of a generation abandoned by the state': they are the approximately ten thousand riders working for food delivery platforms in Italy. Their work - delivering...

13 February 2017 - Hundreds of drivers with ride-hailing service Uber [UBER.UL] in Qatar went on strike on Monday for the second time in a year to protest against fare cuts. The U.S.-based company, which started operations in Doha in...

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