The metaverse is a labour issue

“In mid-January, the news that Microsoft was investing almost $70 billion in the ‘metaverse’ hit the headlines. Yet it was only the latest in a series of such massive investments. Technology companies …

Collective bargaining and self-employed workers: The need for a paradigm shift

The European Commission (hereafter Commission) has recently embarked into a process seeking to redefine the scope of competition law in order to reduce the chilling effect that certain judgments by …

The EU, Competition Law and Workers’ Rights

“The paper delves into the ways in which EU competition law affects the right of workers to combine with each other and act, collectively, in the furtherance of their rights …

The Labour Law Framework: Self-Employed and Their Right to Bargain Collectively

“This paper focuses on the right to collective bargaining of self-employed workers vis-à-vis antitrust law under a European and International perspective. It argues that the current approach of the Court …

The Labour Law Framework: Self-Employed and Their Right to Bargain Collectively

This paper focuses on the right to collective bargaining of self-employed workers vis-à-vis antitrust law under a European and International perspective. It argues that the current approach of the Court …

Gig workers’ rights and their strategic litigation

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. “The Independent Workers’ Union of …

Collective-bargaining rights for platform workers

The pioneering Danish collective agreement on platform-based domestic workers has been vitiated by a misguided ruling by its competition authority. https://www.socialeurope.eu/collective-bargaining-rights-for-platform-workers/

Covid-19 crisis makes clear a new concept of ‘worker’ is overdue

The crisis has highlighted the vulnerability of those outside conventional employment. A broader concept of ‘worker’ is needed to protect them equally. The Covid-19 crisis has found the western world, …

Rethinking the Competition Law/Labour Law Interaction

The spread of non-standard forms of work, including platform work, has created some friction between labour law and competition law, in particular concerning the collective bargaining of self-employed workers. This …

ETUC: New trade union strategies for new forms of employment

The survey was commissioned by the ETUC and carried out by Professors Countouris and De Stefano to explore options for new legal conceptual frameworks implied by the rise of ‘new …

CLOSE