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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The food delivery network company Postmates with over 1,600 Seattle workers agreed to a settlement as the company failed to provide workers with paid sick and other benefits.

Labour announced the creation of a single status of 'worker', replacing three existing employment categories, giving all workers rights and protection.

The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain was contacted by 200 Uber platform workers who reported to have been dismissed with no possibility to appeal.

Deliveroo drivers on strike in Liverpool, gathering in the centre and refusing to pick up deliveries for one hour. The reason is that riders have seen their fees reduced, making their living conditions very difficult.

Hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers have joined other app-based workers across the US for a day-long strike to protest against poor working conditions and demand the right to organize. They support the Pro Act, a bill that would give them...

Uber has increased its service charge to all UK drivers whereas it has previously announced that it would increase the service fee to 25% only to drivers working for the platform after 2015. Uber said it was to treat drivers equally....

A legal action has been submitted to the District Court of Helsinki regarding a WOLT Finnish food delivery courier on his employment relationship.

Oradea is the 11th city in Romania where Uber is now available with UberX.

Britain's Supreme Court ruled on the status of gig economy workers by giving them rights. They claim that they are at disadvantage with competitors such as Ola and Bolt as they continue to deny drivers benefits.

The App Drivers&Couriers Union called a day strike against Bolt on the grounds that they do not respect workers'rights in line with the Supreme court's Uber judgement in February to which they should receive minimum wage and paid...