Final Call for Digital Workers Rights in the EU

Digital labour platforms like Glovo, Uber, or Helpling try to disrupt labour laws all over the world. Since the EU Commission put forward a proposal for a Directive on improving working conditions in platform work in December 2021, all eyes are on the EU. The trilogue negotiations starting over the summer will hopefully end up making true some of the promises of protection and transnational harmonisation. This symposium explains what is at stake for platform workers, which digital platforms could be covered and what the proposed presumption of employment would bring. Further, the symposium looks into ways of effectively addressing platforms as undertakings in EU labour law in the future, at issues of social security for platform workers, as well as at the future of data protection in the context of algorithmic management.