Red card for platform abuses in the Covid-19 crisis

The global pandemic shows the need for non-standard workers to have the same legal protection similar to workers with regular legal contracts. The EU and the Member States must now guarantee atypical workers access to preventive health and safety, social protection and all other labour rights. However in the light of the spread of the virus, there is also a need to stop any delivery activity which is not considered essential and these workers should be covered by the temporary unemployment schemes similar to those of standard workers. The measures taken by some countries to contain the spread of the virus and provide some security for workers are failing to protect the most vulnerable workers.


  • Article
  • EU28
  • Yes
  • transport
  • On-location platform-determined routine work
  • COVID-19
  • English
  • ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation) (Employee organisation)
  • 2020
  • Open access
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