Employers and workers in Austria have reached a ground-breaking collective agreement for ‘Fahrradboten’ (bicycle couriers) and food suppliers.
According to the trade union vida and the Austrian Federal Chamber of Commerce, they will receive a basic monthly salary of €1,506 for a maximum 40-hour week from 1 January 2020, plus the customary 13th and 14th months. Riders will be compensated for the use of private bicycles and mobile phones. This is thought to be the first collective agreement for bicycle couriers and food suppliers worldwide.
Circular to all ETUC member organizations.
Brussels, 8th April 2019
The ETUC is pleased to send you its new report, ‘New trade union strategies for new forms of employment’, which you will find enclosed.
The survey was commissioned by the ETUC and carried out by Professors Countouris and De Stefano to explore options for new legal conceptual frameworks implied by the rise of ‘new forms of employment’, and in particular from the growth of forms of work that fall outside traditional labour and social security protections.
Report for the final conference of the project "Workers' participation - a key to fair digitalisation" by Eckhard Voss of Wilke, Maack & Partners. Available in English, French, Polish, Spanish and Italian.
Responding today to the European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions, Esther Lynch, ETUC Confederal Secretary, welcomed some important improvements, although this reform is not the game-changer unions needed or expected.
Commenting on European Commission’s announcement today on the Written Statement Directive, ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini said
“The ETUC welcomes the European Commission taking forward its proposal for a revision of the Written Statement Directive. The European Commission’s proposals are a decent basis for discussion. The ETUC has engaged constructively from the outset in this debate, and will be warning the Commission to keep clear of time-wasting by anyone who wants to kill this proposal.