Initiatives

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 […]

FNV Riders Union

The Riders Union FNV was created on the initiative of the Deliveroo couriers, with the support of the youth union FNV Jong. The Riders Union defends the rights of bicycle couriers. It calls for measures in favour of safety, quality of work, as well as the coverage of couriers by a collective labour agreement. It […]

Foodora works council in Cologne and other German cities

Foodora riders in Cologne elected their first works council in Summer 2017. This was also the first works council to be elected by riders of the platform economy in Germany. Foodora’s riders in Cologne started organising through a Whatsapp group chat, but soon went to NGG, a German trade union active in the food, beverages […]

GMB

Hermes’ self-employed couriers now have the option to take holiday pay and have guaranteed earnings following a groundbreaking deal between the leading consumer delivery company and GMB Union. In early 2019, GMB (a union affiliated to the TUC) and the delivery company Hermes signed the first-ever collective bargaining agreement in the UK for self-employed couriers […]

GPA-djp - crowdworkers

In January 2019, GPA – djp, the Austrian union of private sector employees, printing, journalism and paper, decided to open its membership to crowdworkers - crowdwork is a particular type of platform work that aims to organise the outsourcing of tasks to a large, global pool of online workers. The union decided to do so […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Justice4Couriers

Justice4Couriers is a campaign to improve the working conditions of couriers and drivers working for platform companies in Finland. The campaign was launched in 2018 after Foodora unilaterally cut the pay of its already precarious couriers. It was initiated by Foodora’s workers together with Vapaa Syndikaatti – a free syndicate of anarchic views – and […]

La Pajara

La Pajara is part of the Coopcycle federation. It was initiated at the beginning of 2018, after the movement and protests against Deliveroo. The project was planned with Coopcycle. Finally, in October 2018 La Pajara started working with its first collaboration projects and customers. Now, two people are working full time and two other people […]
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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.