Tu respuesta syndical YA

Calle de Hortaleza, 88, 28004 Madrid, Espagne
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Tu respuesta sindical YA was created in September 2017 by affiliates of the Spanish Trade Union UGT to allow platform workers find answers to their questions. The initiative was launched in reaction to the deregulation of working conditions by platforms, that exploit workers and only offer precarious working conditions. The initiative consists in a website, which is seen as a multifunctional tool. Through a dedicated section, the website answers workers’ – including platform workers - questions and doubts concerning their working condition. The website is also a tool to denounce the situation, to pass information, and a place for organising. In 2019, Tu respuesta sindical YA received more than ninety requests per month, mainly by platform workers, and contacts increased exponentially in 2020 with the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemics. However, UGT’s work is not limited exclusively to the Internet. UGT also carries out intense field work and attends to many questions by whatsapp, which has proven to be another channel of intense communication.So far, action in defense of platform workers in Spain has led to some significant victories, the most important of which are a series of court rulings that recognised the working relationship of different workers of digital platforms. Some milestone rulings include a macro-trial trial in Madrid that affected more than 500 delivery men and women. On that occasion, UGT worked in coordination with the unions CCOO and CNT, the movement "Riders x derechos" and other groups of delivery workers. Other important cases led to the recognition of the rights to strike and demonstrate and of a sectoral collective bargaining agreement.

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.