A Fascinating Chapter in the ‘Gig’ Saga: How to Deliver Decent Work to Platform Workers in Italy?
Mutual Learning Programme, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Union, 2020; https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=89&furtherNews=yes&newsId=9746&langId=en#navItem-1
16 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2021
Date Written: 2020
This paper has been prepared for the Peer Review on “Platform Work” within the framework of the Mutual Learning Programme. It provides a comparative assessment of the policy example of the host country and the situation in Italy. For information on the host country policy example, please refer to the Host Country Discussion Paper.
This emerging phenomenon has also been identified as a stress test for social institutions amid profound societal transformations accelerated by far-reaching technological, organizational and demographic trends. In 2019, the Italian Parliament passed one of the first laws in the EU regulating terms and conditions for ‘workers engaged through digital platforms’. Some pioneering collective agreements have been signed, and social partners are building alliances with self-organized group. Also, in 2020, Italy’s Supreme Court found in favor of a group of riders litigating against their platform. This intense activism, both from above and below, makes the Italian response a fascinating one.
Keywords: Italy, Platform Work, Digital Transformation, Collective Bargaining Agreements, Gig-Economy
JEL Classification: K31
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