Move EU is deeply concerned following the provisional agreement reached on the Platform Work Directive during trilogue negotiations this morning. Therefore, we call on EU Member States to not approve an unbalanced provisional agreement which will create legal uncertainty for hundreds of thousands of drivers throughout the EU.
While acknowledging efforts to address the complexities of platform work, we feel that the agreed-upon provisions fall short of meeting the wishes of platform workers. This provisional agreement fails to fully live up to drivers’ demands and needs.
We are concerned that the threshold to introduce a presumption is based on fulfilling only two out of five indicators. The indicators laid out, while aiming to classify employment status, do not take into account the nuanced realities that the Council sought to address in its General Approach.
Move EU brings together the leading actors in the field of ride-hailing. Members include Bolt, Free Now and Uber.