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Initiatives to improve conditions for platform workers: Aims, methods, strengths and weaknesses

2 December 2021

Summary

The rapid rise of the platform economy has led to a marked transformation of European labour markets, and existing regulatory frameworks and voluntary initiatives have yet to catch up. While platform work offers opportunities for workers and employers and potentially contributes to innovation, economic growth and competitiveness in the EU, it has been criticised from the beginning because of the poor employment and working conditions often experienced by workers. Accordingly, across the EU, governments, social partners, grassroots organisations and platforms have started to introduce initiatives to tackle the negative aspects of platform work. This policy brief assesses some such initiatives in the Member States and offers recommendations for further action.

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labour market policies digitalisation employment relationship new forms of employment anticipating and managing the impact of change platform work

Catalogue no
TJ-AR-21-005-EN-N
Cite this publication
Eurofound (2021), Initiatives to improve conditions for platform workers: Aims, methods, strengths and weaknesses , New forms of employment series, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.
ISBN
978-92-897-2221-6
Number of pages
28
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eurofound.link/ef21035
Reference no
EF21035