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.

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...

13 June 2018 - You often come across them, see them waiting in front of the traffic lights. The riders have arrived at the last step of the work ladder. They are the bellboys hired by the gig economy platforms. In Italy, the Debenedetti...

1 December 2017 - ’No more deliveries without rights‘. A collective shout of Deliveroo riders who protested in front of the Milan office of the London-based food delivery giant. But the cry, perhaps, is contained by the masks they wear...

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...

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