29.04.2018

Fair Working Conditions for Platform Workers

A new publication explores different possible regulatory approaches at the EU level to ensure fair working conditions in the platform economy

Photo: iStockphoto.com/LiaGloss

In a study commissioned by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) titled "Fair Working Conditions for Platform Workers", author and professor Martin Risak from the Institute for Labour and Social Law at the University of Vienna, explains why a government regulation on the platform economy is urgently needed at the European level.

“As platform work is often performed cross-border with at least one party residing in a country other than the other party regulation at the EU level in the form of a directive is the most appropriate means to ensure adequate protection of platform workers,” writes professor Risak in the summary. 

Download and read the study here. 

The study is part of a series published by Politics for Europe #2017plus, a project by FES. For more information contact Arne Schildberg at FES in Berlin. 

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