Collective Bargaining and the Gig EconomyA Traditional Tool for New Business Models

  1. José María Miranda Boto ed. lit.
  2. Elisabeth Brameshuber ed. lit.

Editorial: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 9781509956210

Ano de publicación: 2022

Tipo: Libro


Despite the variety of situations covered by the term ‘gig economy’, collective agreements for employees and non-employees are being concluded in various countries, either at company or at branch level. Offline workers such as riders, food deliverers, drivers or providers of cleaning services are slowly gaining access to the series of negotiated rights that, in the past, were only available to employees. Embedded in the EU legal framework, including the EU Commission’s proposal for a Directive on improving working conditions in platform work and its Draft Guidelines on the application of EU competition law, both from December 2021, the chapters analyse recent high-profile decisions including Uber in France’s Cour de Cassation, Glovo in the Tribunal Supremo, and Uber in the UK Supreme Court. They evaluate the bargaining agents in different Member States of the EU, to determine whether established actors are participating in the dynamics of the gig economy or if they are being substituted, totally or partially, by new agents. Interesting best practices are drawn from the comparison, also as regards the contents of collective bargaining, raising awareness in those countries that are being left behind in the dynamics of the gig economy.