France

France : The social chamber of the Cour de cassation requalifies the partnership contract of an Uber driver as an employment contract

This decision is the second that the social chamber of the Court of Cassation has issued on the subject of platform workers, after the decision in the Take Eat Easy case (Soc., 28 November 2018, pourvoi n° 17-20.079). It rejects an appeal against a decision admitting a request for requalification. The judgment was strongly reasoned, […]

France : Rejection of the request for requalification as an employment contract - Deliveroo delivery driver - Paris Court of Appeal

The Paris Court of Appeal rejected the request for the requalification as an employment contract of the service contract concluded by a delivery person with the Deliveroo platform, considering that neither the clauses of the employment contract nor the terms of execution of the employment relationship characterised the existence of a subordination link. The Paris […]

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 […]

Plateformes en Communs

« Plateformes en Communs » is a learning community of platforms coops, who share the following principles in their models : Inclusive governance of their stakeholders Fair sharing of the value generated by the interactions Data ethics Fair working conditions for the involved workers Inter-cooperation among platform coops These principles are shared in the charter of the […]

SMART

Smart  ("Société Mutuelle pour Artistes") is a social enterprise created in 1998. Since January 2017, it is a cooperative. Smart offers its members a  solution to create their salaried employment as well as a range of shared services in various fields. Smart offers advice, training and tools  to accompany the development of the professional activity […]

ReAct

Created in 2010, ReAct is an international network of organisers aiming to faciliate the collective organisation of workers and communities in their dealings with multinational companies. ReAct supports people and communities organising on a local basis and these organisations collaborating in a global alliance. ReAct runs the Global Labour Institute (GLI) Paris, the French-speaking branch […]

SCP-VTC

The union's purpose is: - to centralize the demands of its members and ensure the defense of their rights and professional interests, and to improve their material and moral situation whether they are operators of transport vehicles (or passenger cars) with driver (VTC), employees, self-employed. - To study and follow the evolution of all the […]

Les Coursiers Bordelais

Les Coursiers Bordelais is a bike delivery cooperative. It was created in November 2017 by three couriers who wanted to create an ethical alternative to the delivery platforms they worked for. The couriers were able to be employees of the cooperative after one year. Five couriers work for the cooperative. Coursiers Bordelais is part of […]

indépendants.co

indépendants.co is a French independent workers union. Launched in February 2020, its mission is to draw the outlines of a society that respects and protects the self-employed. It is aimed at all independent workers, whatever their status or profession, with autonomy and solidarity as its cardinal values. Its ambition is to renew the forms of […]
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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.