Gig economy

ETF manifesto proves fair platform work is possible if we stop allowing platforms to have their cake and eat it too!

The ETF proves that fair platform work is possible in its six-step manifesto. Fulfilling this vision requires platform companies to assume their responsibilities as employers and finally admit their workers are employees. Meaning they must adhere to regulations in place and ending their business model based on bogus self-employment and circumvention of labour and fiscal laws.

Press Release
25 Mar 2021

Deliveroo must act after another rider killed on the job

Romulo Sta Ana, a Filipino father of two, is the latest food delivery rider to be killed on the job. The ITF and ETF offer our condolences to the family of Romulo Sta Ana and call on digital labour platforms to be regulated to put an end to the disastrous race-to-the-bottom that has harmed far too many workers already.

Statement
3 Feb 2021

Protecting the workers behind online platforms

Platform work is challenging existing labour laws and regulations protecting workers. In this new setting, the ETF and its affiliates are fighting to ensure fair working conditions and employee status for platform workers.

Issues
2 Feb 2021

Digitalisation & Automation: Passau Declaration on Smart Mobility excludes transport workers and just transition

The Declaration promotes the benefits that automation and digitalisation can bring to European transport but leaves out those who will be directly impacted by the implementation of these new technologies: the millions of transport workers that move Europe forward. ETF has written to the Council of the EU, EFTA Secretariat, German Presidency, Permanent Representations of EU Member States to express concerns

Statement
9 Nov 2020

ETF welcomes US election outcome as positive win for workers

This important win for America’s labour movement will certainly bring about stronger ties between trade unions in Europe and the US.  They can count on us for support. We may be far apart, but our trade union values and our fight are one and the same.

Statement
9 Nov 2020
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