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.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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On 2 January 2021, the Court of Bologna rendered a case concerning a collective discrimination on the riders' booking system. According to the Court, the system adopted by Deliveroo is discriminatory regarding the access to work in that...

According to the current industrial relations system in Australia, whether a worker could receive the minimum wage, annual and sick leave, and superannuation in a job depends on their employment status. Those rules could be changed...

The Scottish Parliament (MSPS) have been warned that their plans to regulate Airbnb-style short-term lets could put thousands of jobs in rural parts of Scotland at risk and wipe out more than £113 (€131.23) million from the economy in...

The meal delivery service sector in the Netherlands is back on track, although the demand is not as much as usual due to the cold weather. Deliveroo is only active in a small number of areas with a limited service out of the safety...

On 7 February 2021, the Chinese State Council, issued a series of anti-trust guidelines relating to the platform economy to ensure a fair competition in the market and promote a more innovative and healthy development in the sector. In...

Associations of elected representatives, local authorities and metropolises are calling on tourist rental platforms such as Airbnb and Booking.com to be more transparent. A roadmap to regulate this sector has been announced by the...

The platform work is becoming increasingly popular in recent years. This new form of work is usually organised by the so-called algorithmic management: an organisation managed by software that receive, process and send performance...

Wolt entered the food deliver service market in Odense, Denmark, in February 2018, with 37 couriers delivering food for 29 restaurants. By February 2021, it has 190 active Wolt riders and over 90 restaurants in Odense. Meanwhile, the...

The California Supreme Court threw out a constitutional challenge to Proposition 22, clearing the path for the voter-approved law which allows platform companies to keep treating their workers as independent contractors. The lawsuit...

On 4 February 2021, the Social Court number 4 of Oviedo will hold the first macro trial against Glovo in Asturias, with 150 delivery drivers affected. As reported by a UGT’s press release, the case has been opened ex officio by the...

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