ETUC welcomes latest initiative to protect platform workers


The ETUC has welcomed the vote in the European Parliament’s Employment Committee to support legislation on workers in digital labour platforms. The ETUC says that delivery riders, cab drivers, content creators, programmers, click-workers, engineers and carers are among 28 million workers who would benefit from the provisions in the Employment Committee’s report. If passed as a directive it would mean an end to the system of false self-employment used by platform companies to cut costs at the detriment of workers’ pay and conditions, giving workers the right to a proper employment contract. It would also protecting the freedom in the market of genuine self-employed workers and ensure rair competition between companies, ensuring those which respect the law aren’t disadvantaged. Progress now rests on the European Council.

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