Newsletter April, 2021 Newsletter March, 2021
- The European Commission started consulting social partners with a view to possibly undertake action “to address the challenges related to working conditions in the platform work”.
- The World Employment Confederation-Europe and BUSINESSEUROPE submitted their views and asked the EU Commission to refrain from using a one-size-fits all approach to regulation of platform work at the EU level.
Newsletter January, 2021
- The long-standing case of Uber and others v. Aslam and others (2016) was finally settled by the UK Supreme Court that confirmed the views of the lower Courts stating Uber’s drivers status of “workers” within the UK legal system
- The Supreme Court also determined what must be considered as working time for a Uber driver
- The German Federal Labour Court (No. 9 AZR 102/201, 1 December 2020) re-classified the crowdworker as an employee
- It determined also that for remuneration purposes, the company shall not be bound by pre-established fees that the worker received as a self-employed worker.
Newsletter December, 2020
- The Employment Court examined the terms of the Service Agreement, the intention of the parties and the relationship operated in practice.
- It ruled against the classification of the complainant as an employee of Uber
- The International Labour Organization – Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP) has recently published the outcome of a global survey conducted in cooperation with Employer and Business Membership Organizations (EBMOs).
- The report allows a better understanding about the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on enterprise activities.
Newsletter October, 2020
- The resolution urges ILO Member States to engage in collaborative actions to identify obstacles to crew changes, and establish time-bound plans to solve this situation
- In order to facilitate the movement of workers, the resolution suggests to designate seafarers as “key workers”.
- Spanish Supreme Court held that the riders of a delivery company are employees.
- This decision accelerated the government initiative towards the elaboration of a “Riders law”, with the involvement of the social partners.
- G20 Ministries of Labour and Employment provided unconditional support to prioritising decent jobs for all and a robust and adaptive social protection system.
- The B20 released its recommendations on the Future of Work and Education.