Written by Marketa Pape (3rd edition, updated on 21.06.2023).
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 establishing the first EU rules for the use of artificial intelligence in the workplace.
The European Parliament adopted its negotiating mandate on the file on 2 February 2023, based on the report prepared by the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (rapporteur: Elisabetta Gualmini, Italy, S&D). As the Council agreed its general approach on 12 June 2023, interinstitutional negotiations can now begin.
- June 2023: Improving the working conditions of platform workers (3rd 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: Trilogue negotiations|
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