Written by Marketa Pape (2nd edition, updated on 13.10.2022).
Platform work is an umbrella concept covering a heterogeneous group of economic activities completed through a digital platform. As platform workers’ rights are not enshrined in EU labour law, this increasingly leads to problems related to various aspects of their work and human development. To remedy this situation, the European Commission has submitted a proposal for a directive aimed at improving the working conditions of platform workers, clarifying their employment status, and supporting the sustainable growth of digital labour platforms in the EU.
In the European Parliament, the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs is expected to vote on the rapporteur’s draft report on 25 October 2022. The Council is considering a compromise put forward by the Czech Presidency, which covers the operational parts of the proposal.
- October 2022: Improving the working conditions of platform workers (2nd edition)
|Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on improving working conditions in platform work|
|Committee responsible:||Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL)||COM(2021) 762|
|Rapporteur:||Elisabetta Gualmini (S&D, Italy)||2021/0414(COD)|
|Shadow rapporteurs:||Dennis Radtke (EPP, Germany)|
Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonová (Renew, Slovakia)
Kim van Sparrentak (Greens/EFA, the Netherlands)
Elena Lizzi (ID, Italy)
Anna Zalewska (ECR, Poland)
Leila Chaibi (The Left, France)
|Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) |
(Parliament and Council
on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
|Next steps expected: Vote in committee on draft report|
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