Cloudwork, Crowdwork, Gig work – all of these terms stem from a new form of work where the next assignment is only a click away and is carried out online. How does Platform work function? where is it headed? and what opportunities and risks does it present to people who are employed in the platform economy? are answered in our overview.
On 10 December 2018, the Policy Lab Digital, Work & Society held a workshop entitled “Changes to the organisation of work” at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
Food deliveries, ride-hailing services, household services, and editorial work: work and services are increasingly being commissioned via digital platforms. The Policy Lab has developed recommendations for the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs on how to strengthen platform workers’ rights. Over the last few years, the Policy Lab has been closely monitoring the development of the platform economy, reaching out to platform workers and operators, trade unions, and representatives of research and practice. The key considerations drawn up by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs takes account of the findings derived from this dialogue. The German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the Policy Lab are tabling these ideas for discussion at both a national and European level.