European Trade Union Federations call on Council to agree Platform Worker Directive with the EP

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(8 March 2024) Next week the final negotiations take place on the Platform workers directive. EPSU joined the other European Federations demanding better rights and protections and for Estonia, France and Greece to stop opposing it.

Platform workers in food delivery, taxi services or care provision have few protections. Trade unions have argued that regulation is needed to provide rights and social security for those workers. The Commission proposed a directive and a compromise reached by the European Parliament and the Spanish Presidency on the Platform Workers Directive in December was a major step forward. France immediately attacked and blocked the compromise. It found Estonia and Greece prepared to join it. The liberals of FDP in Germany forced abstention of the German government. As the final round of negotiations start, the European Trade Union Federations including EPSU called on these government to stop opposing and deliver on better protection for Platform Workers.

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