Unions have the capacities to mobilise and represent platform workers and connected workforces in non-standard work forms.
Irregular pay is one of the criticisms levelled at platform companies. But some of the time there is no pay at all.
The pandemic threatens to exacerbate gender inequalities and reinforce the association between women and unpaid care—unless contrary action is taken.
Impossible hours carved out by apps have often been presented as if self-determined ‘flexibility’ on the part of workers.
The EU directive on irregular work is a positive step but it struggles with the contradiction of protecting workers from the labour-market risks transferred by capital.
The European Union has gone a long way since the Lisbon Strategy of 2000 with its “more and better jobs” objective. In parallel with the Decent Work agenda of the ILO, job quality gained a firm ground in the EU policy debate. But 17 years after the Lisbon Strategy was adopted, it has hardly moved […]