National measures to protect non-standard workers including workers in the platform economy

This briefing contains the following sections:

  • Policy pointers on the vulnerable situation of non-standard workers and platform workers amidst the COVID outburst.
  • Measures introduced at national level to protect these categories of workers.
  • Reforms in the light of the COVID crisis in the qualifying conditions for non-standard workers to access sickness benefits.
  • Measures undertaken by some platforms in relation to sick leave.


  • Policy document
  • EU28
  • Yes
  • COVID-19, social protection
  • English
  • ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation) (Employee organisation)
  • 2020
  • Open access
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