The vast majority of drivers do not want to be employed and surveys across Europe consistently show that they do not want to lose the flexibility and additional revenue they get from being able to work for multiple platforms simultaneously.
The Commission’s proposal offers a one-size-fits-all approach for a very diverse sector and risks having serious unintended consequences for hundreds of thousands of drivers and consumers across Europe. We regret that the proposal suggests a range of criteria that go far beyond the Yodel criteria and that some of these criteria are inherent to industries such as ride-hailing. In contrast to the Commission’s intention, reclassification of drivers will not necessarily increase wages or secure earning opportunities and will likely lead to a loss of earning opportunities, as over 149 000 drivers could lose access to work and consumers will see services that they have come to rely on badly damaged.
Move EU members have made concrete suggestions to improve working conditions while ensuring the flexibility of the drivers. The ride-hailing sector hopes for positive discussions and an open dialogue in the work carried out by the co-legislators. Move EU members are open to discuss with all stakeholders to find solutions that benefit drivers and ensure the availability of the service for passengers.