Move EU supports the EU’s goals to improve conditions in platform work and provide legal certainty for genuinely self-employed workers. Unfortunately, we believe that the Report voted on by the EMPL Committee on Monday, 12 December fails to deliver on either objective.
Based on the Report, independent platform work would effectively not be allowed to exist in Europe, forcing 149 000 drivers out of their jobs. All while offering zero additional protections for those who remain independent.
This goes directly against what the vast majority of drivers say they want. In survey after survey, drivers make it clear they do not want to be employed, they do not want to lose the flexibility platform work provides and they want to keep the additional revenue they get from being able to work for multiple platforms simultaneously.
We therefore urge the European Parliament to be more attentive to what drivers want and take a more comprehensive approach during the Plenary discussions, in order to provide legal certainty and give independent platform workers the necessary protections they deserve.