Initiatives

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 […]

SRDP – Union of Digital Platform Workers

The Digital Platform Workers Trade Union (SRDP in Croatian) was set up in September 2021 with SSSH’s help. The SRDP provides support to workers in platforms by organising training events, encouraging the exchange of best practices and fostering a political discussion on the wider aspects of work in platform companies. In Autumn 2021, the SRDP […]

Syndicom and Mila Code of Conduct

Syndicom, the Swiss trade union for media and communication sectors, and Mila, a platform providing repair and tech services, signed a code of conduct in February 2019. It is the first such code in Switzerland. The code of conduct includes 8 principles aimed at creating trust and fairness in relations between the platform and the […]

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB)

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) represents mainly low paid migrant workers, such as outsourced cleaners and security guards, and platform workers. IWGB was founded in August of 2012, and its branches undertake attractive campaigns for better pay and conditions. IWGB has taken to court several platform operators on a range of employment […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tu respuesta syndical YA

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, […]

UGT - Manifesto of intentions - car rental companies

In September 2018, UGT signed a manifesto of intentions with the employers’ organisation of car rental companies with drivers, including Cabify, a platform operating in Spain and in 10 other countries. Negotiations on the agreement were launched after drivers got in touch with UGT and informed it of their working situation. The agreement aims at […]

UNION association

UNION is the 1st social demand platform for the self-employed workers which is born in France, after 3 years of experimentation and listening to this community. UNION is indeed the 1st platform which is not built as a commercial network but whose primary vocation is the fight against social dumping, the construction of new rights, […]

UNITED FREELANCERS

ACV –CSC has been cooperating since beginning 2017 with the “Collectif des coursiers” to defend and try to negotiate with Deliveroo and Uber Eats in order to improve the working conditions of those workers.  It has especially covered : - Organisation of various  meetings with couriers to forge a “union spirit”, set-up and validate lists […]
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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.