It takes three to tango in the EU: the new European Directive on Platform Work

In March 2024, The European Union’s institutions reached an agreement to adopt a European Directive on Platform Work. To understand the content of this Directive, it is essential to know what European directives …

EU Advances Watered-Down Labor Plan for Uber, Deliveroo Workers

European Union countries reached a breakthrough Monday on planned rules over workers’ rights in the gig economy, after EU member states reached the necessary majority to move ahead with the …

Platform Work Directive

This Directive aims to improve the working conditions of platform workers and to protect the personal data of persons performing platform work in the European Union.   https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-7212-2024-ADD-1/en/pdf

In last-minute upset, France pitches new changes to gig work file

As EU ambassadors were due to meet on Friday (8 March) to try to agree again a provisional deal on the platform work directive, France circulated a set of changes …

New Technologies Require Thinking More Expansively About Protecting Workers

Last June, the US National Labor Relations Board issued a ruling that broadened the factors for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee. These changes, which take effect this …

RADIOGRAFÍA NORMATIVA: ¿DÓNDE, QUÉ Y CÓMO SE ESTÁ REGULANDO LA INTELIGENCIA ARTIFICIAL EN AMÉRICA LATINA?

Regulatory Radiography: Where, what and how is artificial intelligence being regulated in Latin America (Report in Spanish) The report is a response to the uncertainties that are arising from the …

The spillover effect of algorithmic management and how (not) to tame it

“This chapter delves into the implications of the algorithmic management (AM) “spillover effect”, namely the diffusion of AM systems and practices from the platform economy to conventional work settings and …

Lessons from Latin America on the impact of platform cooperativism and collective bargaining on algorithmic management

“In recent years, the platform model of capitalism has spread throughout the world, exacerbating precariousness, informality and the delocalisation of labour relations wherever it goes. This in turn has created …

Algorithms of Resistance: The Everyday Fight against Platform Power

“How global workers, influencers, and activists develop tactics of algorithmic resistance by appropriating and repurposing the same algorithms that control our lives. Algorithms are all around us, permeating more and …

EU delivers nothingburger to Uber and Deliveroo workers

The European Union just delivered a big, fat nothingburger to food couriers and ride-hailing app drivers seeking better social protections from the tech firms they work for. Negotiators of an …

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