This report summarises the principal outcomes from the PLUS European social policy laboratory (SOPO Lab) on Labour Rights and Organisation in the Platform Economy.

This specific SOPO Lab had three particular objectives. First, to facilitate dialogue between different stakeholders to improve productivity and working conditions of platform labour. Second, to promote an open debate around possible guidelines to create an alternative model of digital platforms, which considers the economic, social and political impact, and technological and data policies. Finally, to assess the digital charter of rights and co-create proposals for a European model of contractual form that better fits platform workers, combining existing contractual elements from various European models.

Several stakeholders interested in and affected by the platform economy paradigm have been engaged in this forum to discuss the implications of PLUS project findings and issues related to labour organisation and workers’ rights.

 

Keywords: working conditions, alternative model, digital platforms, policies, digital charter of rights.

Date: July 30, 2021.

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