Platform workers in Europe

1 Jan 2018

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The publications notes that business activity on digital platforms has experienced constant grow in the recent years, and one of its main advantages is flexibility and autonomy. At the same time digital platforms have contributed to the polarization of jobs and unclear business conditions between employers and workers. These challenges pose major problems to employment status, training entitelments and legislation on working conditions. In order to address these issues, the publication acknowledges that a balance between an innovative environment and the social rights of workers should be endorsed. Despite the fact that some countries have adopted measures to clarify the legal status of platform workers and improve their access to social protection, the document concludes that a lot of improvements remain to be made.