Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining in the Platform Economy: A Human Rights-Based Approach and An Over Increasing Mobilization of Workers

International Labour Review Journal (Forthcoming)

37 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2021

Date Written: November 2021

Abstract

This paper refers to the exercise of the rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining of platform workers, focusing on a number of important experiences of their collective organization around the world, as well as the very nature of such rights as human rights. I contend that the changing context of work has prompted changes in modern workplaces, which in turn, inter alia, have generated a novel interest on the need to adopt a human rights-based approach regarding labour protection. This approach identifies workers, regardless their employment status, as rights-holders that are entitled to rights, like the right to collective bargaining, derived from international human rights instruments.

Keywords: platform work, human rights, labour rights, collective bargaining, freedom of association, trade unions, non-standard forms of employment

Suggested Citation

Stylogiannis, Charalampos, Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining in the Platform Economy: A Human Rights-Based Approach and An Over Increasing Mobilization of Workers (November 2021). International Labour Review Journal (Forthcoming), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3959155 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3959155

Charalampos Stylogiannis (Contact Author)

Institute for Labour Law - KU Leuven ( email )

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