Europe

Italy : The Court of Bologna condemns Deliveroo’s algorithm for discrimination

On 31 December 2020, the Court of Bologna ruled in favour of the complaint brought by CGIL’s Bologna sections of FILCAMS, NIDIL and FILT. According to the complaint, Deliveroo’s algorithm, called Frank, discriminated workers and restricted their access to working slots following absences for strike, or for health or care reasons. The judge ruled completely […]

Italy : The Court of Parlemo classifies a Glovo rider as employee

The Court of Palermo has ruled that the Spanish delivery platform Glovo has to reclassify a courier as a full-time employee. As the relationship between the courier and Glovo was an employee-employer relationship, the Court had Glovo pay the courier an hourly wage instead of remunerating him per delivery. The rider had initially gone to […]

Spain : The high Court of Justice of Aragon confirms 57 Deliveroo riders are workers

The High Court of Justice of Aragon dismissed Deliveroo’s appeal against a ruling by a Saragoza Court of 27 April 2020 and confirmed that 57 riders who worked through Deliveroo over the period between February and November 2017 were workers (“trabajadores por cuenta ajena”). The ruling followed criteria established by the Supreme Court. Among the […]

France : Reclassification of Uber drivers, Paris Court of appeal

"In a decision dated 12 May 2021 (RG 18/02660), the Paris Court of Appeal ruled that the service contract concluded between UBER BV and a driver had to be requalified as an employment contract. This decision follows the decision of the Court of Cassation of 4 March 2020. In support of its decision, the court […]

France : Rejection of the request for requalification as an employment contract - Uber driver - Court of Appeal of Lyon

"The Court of Appeal rejected the request to reclassify the commercial relationship as an employment contract between an UBER driver and the Uber platform. The reasons given are that the recommendations made by the platform, which are part of the setting of specifications intended to guarantee the quality and safety of a service, do not […]

HK – Voocali Agreement

On 30 September 2018, the Danish Union HK Privat, representing clerical workers and workers in retail and in related industries, signed a collective agreement with Voocali, a platform providing translation services. The agreement, aimed at ensuring fair wages and good working conditions, was achieved after a five-month negotiation. The main difficulties met in the process […]

Trade Unions - Just Eat Agreement

On 29 March 2021, the Italian trade union confederations CGIL, CISL and UIL signed an important agreement with Just Eat. Thanks to this, the Logistics National Collective Bargaining Agreement will apply to Just Eat’s workers. This company’s riders will thus have access to a fair wage, labour rights, as well as social protection, and health […]

The Workers’ Observatory

The Workers’ Observatory is a worker-led collaboration based in Edinburgh, supporting platform and gig workers to develop tools and tactics to build the information and influence they need to become collectively empowered. It is founded by platform workers to ‘monitor new forms of work in the city and develop tools and tactics to take advantage […]

Idea Diffusa

Idea Diffusa is an online collaborative platform developed by CGIL and involving CGIL representatives, as well as representatives from the academia and managers who cooperate with CGIL and deal with the topic of the digitalisation of work. Idea Diffusa supports the sharing of knowledge and best practices among its members and is a tool in […]

FGTB Plateforme – ABVV Platform

The initiative was launched to help FGTB better reach platform workers, inform them about their rights and duties and offer support, all in a completely online environment. The initiative consists in a website where platform workers can find information on their rights, get in touch and share experiences with each other, and contact the trade […]
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Digital Platform Observatory

The digital platform observatory is a joint initiative of ETUC, IRES and ASTREES, funded by the European Commission. It brings together trade unionists, experts, activists, specialists of workers representation and collective action in the  platform economy.