The proposal for an EU directive on platform work about to emerge is welcome, yet insufficient—and no substitute for national action.
Irregular pay is one of the criticisms levelled at platform companies. But some of the time there is no pay at all.
Preventing 1984-style monitoring of workers requires a rebalancing of workplace power, based on legal regulation and human dignity.
Responses to the pandemic have upended the idea that ‘there is no alternative’ to macroeconomic policies engendering widening inequality.
Many regard caring for the Earth and others as a means to an end. Everything changes if we view care as an essential set of relationships.
The growing challenges facing Europe, beyond recovery from the pandemic, require a budget to match.
Companies must be denied contracts if they refuse to respect workers’ rights.
The European Parliament has upped the ante, beyond a European Commission proposal, on a minimum-wages directive.
With the post-Maastricht fiscal rules in abeyance due to the pandemic, it’s time to address their fundamental flaws.
The globalisation of service work may not bring the major job losses feared—but it could weaken workers’ power significantly.
The world’s health workforce could be vaccinated in 36 hours if the pandemic of tax abuse were ended.
Jayati Ghosh finds in a UN Women report a blueprint for an economy which serves the public—rather than the other way around.
In the neoliberal era, global trade deals have come at the expense of workers. That can and must be reversed.
A draft EU regulation on artificial intelligence risks exclusion of the social partners and lack of compliance with data-protection requirements.
Next year has been designated ‘European Year of Youth’. The Conference on the Future of Europe must hold out a real prospect for young people.
National schemes sparing consumers the worst impact of soaring prices are no substitute for the EU redefining electricity as a public good.
The number of minimum-wage earners has increased across Europe over the last decade—and they are more likely to be women.
A broad definition of the ‘worker’ will be essential to avoid platform companies sustaining false self-employment claims.
The pandemic has highlighted the deficiencies of economic deregulation and market liberalisation and a new policy-making paradigm is emerging.
In demonstrating how some of the world’s most powerful people hide their wealth, the Pandora Papers have exposed the details of a global system.
On World Day of Decent Work, the European Trade Union Confederation puts the spotlight on justice for platform workers.