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.

26 September 2017 - ’The work at which you are the first priority. Drive whenever you wish, earn what you need, set your own schedule ... ’. It sounds good, right? Uber presents itself online with this attractive offer. This platform...

With more people engaging in work for on-demand companies such as Uber (driving), Care.com (child care and home care), TaskRabbit (home services) and Postmates (delivery), the question of whether workers are “employees” or “independent...

Crowd working and crowd working platforms are central phenomena in the transition from the traditional hierarchy to the network-like platform organisation on the labour market. In this transition, hybrid employment biographies emerge as...

8 August 2018 - The New York City Council on Wednesday agreed to cap the number of licenses for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc for one year, dealing a blow to the companies that have relied on the largest U.S. metro...

31 October 2017 - The partnership between delivery platform Deliveroo and workers’ cooperative SMart has been terminated, sparking new debate over workers’ rights in the platform economy.

22 October 2015 - Since 16 October 2015, France has a private drivers' union SCP/VTC, affiliated with the National Union of Autonomous Trade Unions. It intends to participate in negotiations with employer organisations and the public...

14 April 2017 - Around 10 requests for the requalification of VTC drivers against Uber were filed with the Paris labour courts on 14 April. In total, about 100 are in progress. About 10 Uber drivers assigned Uber to the Paris labour...

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...

17 January 2018 - The current Road Transport Act was adopted in 2006 and has already undergone some changes in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 131/06, 5/07 - POPR., 123/08, 28/10...

Based on mobile ICT, in particular the smartphone, transportation network companies (TNCs) provide applications to link drivers and their personal vehicles to passengers. Operating in more than 700 cities across the world, Uber is one...

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