Issue: Platform Workers

Council breakthrough, an important step forward in the process, but text weakens worker’s hand

Once the mandate of the Council of the European Union on the platform work directive has been agreed upon, the trilogue negotiations between Council, the European Commission and the European Parliament on Platform Work Directive can start. ETF has very strong reservations about the Council’s position and believes the strong presumption of employment contained in the EP text is the best way to ensure that workers are classified correctly to get access to their employment, social and pension rights.

13 Jun 2023

‘Governments must seize this moment’: Critical juncture for EU Platform Work Directive

It’s time for the Council of the EU to agree on a mandate on the Platform Work Directive that will protect the employment rights of millions of app-based transport workers, including ride-hail drivers and food delivery riders! ETF, ITF and their affiliates are calling on the Council to hammer out a deal so that trilogue negotiations with the European Commission, Council and Parliament can finally begin.

Press Release
9 Jun 2023

Transport unions for fair platform work

As one of the fastest growing business models, most common in delivery and ride hailing in transport, platform work took centre stage at a dedicated session at ETF’s 6th Congress.

8 Jun 2022