A ruling by a court in Bologna has undermined platforms’ claims to impartial algorithms and autonomous contractors.
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The Supreme Court has modified its jurisprudence on subcontracting, limiting the scope for abuse of temporary contracts.
The year-end conclusion of the EU-China investment deal was followed by a wave of arrests of pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong—not a good look.
The European Parliament’s committee exploring AI needs to give the floor to civil society. Big Tech has had enough influence.
Short-time working has saved many livelihoods during the pandemic. But the EU needs to go on to the front foot with a job guarantee programme.
National and EU-level action are needed to make seasonal labour migration in the single market a ‘win-win’ for the member states involved.
Say it quietly, but Germany has learnt the lessons of Keynes. Would that others had done so too.
National governments had been choosing not to exercise enormous powers so those globalisation had enriched could exercise their own.
Thomas Piketty tells Robin Wilson how wealth and power can be transferred from capital to workers and citizens.
A window of opportunity has opened up to utilise EU law on health and safety to advance the rights of ‘gig’ workers in domestic courts.
Teleworking has surged during the pandemic. New forms of autonomy have been glimpsed, as well as new forms of control.
The Dobersberger case proved that some workers could be more equal than others.
At least as important is the reform of the procedure for preventing and correcting macroeconomic imbalances.
We can’t go back to a world without labour platforms, so their proprietary digital infrastructure must be recreated as a public good.
The transformation of work is not simply from jobs to automation. Its complex, variable character demands a matching policy portfolio.
Standard employment is not simply being replaced by non-standard work. But work is becoming more diverse and policy must accordingly become more tailored.
Without major reform of the EU fiscal framework, Peter Bofinger argues, public investment will be insufficient in the wake of the pandemic.
The pandemic has highlighted how public health and workers’ safety are closely intertwined.