The Fight for Gig Workers’ Rights in Europe
Paris Marx is joined by Ben Wray to discuss the state of the gig economy in Europe, including the Spanish riders law, recent court ruling on employment status in the Netherlands, strikes in Germany and Greece, and the forthcoming platform workers directive from the European Commission.
Ben Wray is a coordinator at the Gig Economy Project and a freelance journalist. Follow Ben on Twitter at @Ben_Wray1989.
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- A Dutch court ruled that Uber drivers are employees.
- Spain’s Riders Law came into effect, but the companies didn’t comply.
- Glovo dark supermarkets workers in Barcelona went on strike in August.
- E-food workers in Greece went on strike and won a huge victory.
- Gorillas fired workers for wildcat strikes.
- The European Commission will deliver platform work regulations in December. It’s been meeting a lot with gig companies.