Digital labour platforms: Representing workers in Europe

António Brandão Moniz (Editor/Coordinator), Nuno Boavida (Editor/Coordinator), Csaba Makó, Bettina Johanna Krings (Editor/Coordinator), Pablo Sanz de Miguel (Editor/Coordinator)

Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review

Abstract

"This book reflects the diversity of platform workers and their strategies to improve their work and organize collectively. It offers an insight on the cultural and institutional frameworks of the gig economy and the varieties of platform work in different sectors, locals, skills and complexity level. At the same time, it provides a range of policy options to ensure labour rights and social protections for these workers. Although a common European policy is still missing, critical debates have been raised to foster socially acceptable platform work. It presents new pathways for exploiting the potential positive effects of platform economy and platform-based work." (from the Introduction)

“It is therefore not surprising that new initiatives are arising both among traditional trade unions and in new types of organisation and, in the process, innovative new demands are being raised and placed on the negotiating agenda. These are documented in this timely publication, which adds indispensably to our knowledge about labour responses to platformisation in Europe.” (from the Preface by Ursula Huws)
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVila Nova de Famalicão
PublisherHúmus/CICS.NOVA
Number of pages225
ISBN (Print)978-989-755-671-5
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Gig economy
  • Platform workers
  • Trade unions
  • Workers' representation

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