Portuguese policy makers closer to provide platform workers with more rights

The government of Portugal approved a bill that aims to give platform drivers rights as employees and not as contractors. The bill must be finally approved by the Parliament high chamber anytime soon. The government has announced that ‘fighting precarious employment is one of our top priorities’. The Labour Minister also affirmed the new legislation will impose several obligations to platforms, including: (1) to transparently inform work conditions; (2) the criteria of algorithms and AI used to intermediate the relationship between riders, drivers and the platform.