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Delivery services, taxi rides and cleaning. Many services today are provided through large digital platforms, and they are rapidly growing. According to the EU-Commission at least 28 million people in the EU work through platforms, which the Commission expects to increase to 43 million by 2030.
The platform industry has often been accused of giving platform workers bad working conditions, but according to a new proposal in Brussels it seems to change.
A new proposal on platform economy from the EU-Commission focuses on the improvement of working conditions for people working through digital platforms and will force European companies to recognize millions of platform workers as regular employees. The new proposal will also give platform workers access to the labour rights and social benefits, they are entitled to.
Therefore, Wolt couriers, Nemlig.com drivers and other platform workers, who are considered self-employed, may look forward to being recognized as employees with the right to holiday pay and pay during illness.
Is the platform economy a threat to the European labour market – and how? Is the EU-Commission’s proposal enough to secure the platform workers’ rights or do we need more EU legislation on atypical employment?
Online debate with Nikolaj Villumsen and Leila Chaibi.
Nikolaj Villumsen is a Member of the European Parliament for the Danish party Enhedslisten. He is member of the Left group (GUE-NGL) in the European Parliament and member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.
Leila Shaibi is a Member of the European Parliament for the French party La France insoumise. She is also a member of the Left group (GUE-NGL) and member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.
The event is held with financial support from the European Parliament and Europa-Nævnet.