This is a call for a subcontractor to produce a study on Crowdworking, in the context of the ETUC project on “Digitalisation and work: the role of information, consultation and board-level representation in the light of opportunities and risks”.
Deadline for submission of bids: 16 January 2017.
ETUC resolution on digitalisation: "towards fair digital work"
Adopted by the Executive Committee on 8-9 June 2016
The ETUC demands:
a)to shape an inclusive transition towards good and fair digital work based on good working conditions, a safe and secure work environment and a fair employment relationship;
The European Union must shape the digitalisation of Europe’s economy and society much more actively, with policy initiatives to avoid massive job losses and ensure the creation of quality jobs and decent working conditions, said the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).
A resolution, adopted by national and European trade union leaders gathered in Brussels today, calls for
Unionen in Sweden and IG Metall in Germany have agreed to work together to find ways organise the growing number of people working in isolation through online platforms.
It is estimated that some 700,000 people in Sweden are earning their living through ‘crowd-working’: selling their labour to employers via platform-based companies, a phenomenon also known as the sharing or ‘gig’ economy. Many of these online jobs are precarious and badly paid. ILO research indicates that workers suffer from lack of autonomy, constant pressure and no way of claiming their rights.