Inter-institutional negotiations (trialogues) on the proposed Directive on improving working conditions in platform work began on 11th July. This legislative file is key to set the direction of both the present and the future of work in Europe. The adoption of a strong Directive will contribute to advance the European Social Model, uphold platform workers’ rights and shield the labour market from a negative spillover effect that would be generated if EU policymakers let digital platforms and their discriminatory algorithms make the rules.
Worried by the Council's position that both substantially weakens the ambitious improvements put forward by the European Parliament’s report and waters down the Commission’s proposal, SOLIDAR, together with an alliance of civil society organisations and cooperative enterprises, produced a joint statement in view of the interinstitutional negotiations, calling on the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council to adopt an ambitious directive on improving working conditions in platform work.
More specifically, we ask for:
Together we urge EU institutions to seize this precious opportunity to make the platform economy more equal, to shape a platform economy that champions social rights including via digitalisation, respects working conditions, and is co-developed with workers and trade unions.
Find out more about SOLIDAR’s work on platform economy in the section below this page.
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