member states reach agreement on law regarding digital platform workers

The legislation is supposed to strengthen the rights of workers on digital platforms like Uber or Deliveroo.


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The deliveryman of a digital platform is on a bicycle in Paris, April 29, 2023. (RICCARDO MILANI / HANS LUCAS / AFP)

This comes after several weeks of blockages. Member States reached a political agreement on Monday March 11 on European legislation intended to strengthen the rights of workers on digital platforms such as Uber or Deliveroo, announced the Belgian presidency of the Council of the European Union. “Better working conditions for home meal delivery workers! Ministers have just approved the compromise text on the Platform Workers Directive. This will improve the rights and conditions of more than 28.5 million Europeans working in” this sector, she reported on X.

This agreement aims in particular to make “more transparent the use of algorithms in human resources management, ensuring that automated systems are monitored by qualified personnel and that workers have the right to challenge automated decisions”, specifies a press release from the Council. It must also help to “properly determine the employment status of people working for the platforms”.

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