Sindacato Networkers

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Sindacato-Networkers is one of the first trade union platforms to be addressed to ICT professionals and employees in the services sector, and to gig-economy and platform workers. To these workers, Sindacato-Networkers offers a series of services including individual online advice on work-related problems, such as advice and help with fiscal matters. Within the website, a separate section on the gig economy is addressed in particular to riders and offers legal assistance and assistance related to tax obligations, and above all trade union representation vis-à-vis the different platforms. Another section on labour rights includes a forum offering free counselling. In 2017, Sindacato-Networkers launched a permanent observatory. Through a detailed survey addressed at workers in the platform economy, the observatory collects data and information on platform work in Italy and drafts regular reports. During the Covid 19 crisis, Sindacato-Networkers supported riders through dedicated information and by denouncing situations where they were put at risk.

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.