Navigating work in the platform economy: Towards an integrated perspective between policy, research and workers

Anne Heslinga, Jans Berden

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Abstract

On November 22, 2022, during the symposium ‘Navigating work in the platform economy’, two panels discussed the experiences and challenges facing gig workers. The event was organised by the Platform Labour Group, in which several AiPact members are involved. It brought together people who are engaged with platform labor from different perspectives. Specifically, the two panels brought together expert policymakers, researchers and the everyday experiences of workers themselves. Research and policy insights on platform work emphasize the tendency of platforms to negatively impact working conditions and workers’ rights.[1] The Platform Directive, proposed legislation by the European Commission aimed at platform work, focuses on formalising employment relations between platform workers and the platform companies.[2] The combination of both panels and the possibility for panelists to respond to each other, led to the insight that attempts to incentivize workers to pursue more stable forms of work needs to include acknowledging and addressing the underlying reasons for workers to take up platform work. This key takeaway will be further explained in this report.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputBlog
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2023

Bibliographical note

Written by Erasmus Initiative Societal Impact of AI

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  • ESHCC HIS

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