Social Protection of Workers in the Platform Economy

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* Briefing / study: The Social Protection of Workers in the Platform Economy. European Parliament, Policy Department A for the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. 2017

URL = http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/fr/document.html?reference=IPOL_BRI(2017)614199

Summary

"This note, prepared by Policy Department A for the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, summarises the background on the phenomenon of platform work, and introduces the focus and the key findings of the recent study "The Social Protection of Workers in the Platform Economy". It then lists the key recommendations of the study to give the interested audience a quick overview on the main findings of the study."

More information

* Sustainable Social Security and Social Protection Systems in the Digital Era. By Dandea et al. European Economic and Social Committee, 2017

URL = http://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/our-work/opinions-information-reports/opinions/sustainable-social-security-and-social-protection-systems-digital-era

"Given the current and future threats to access social security faced by people in the new forms of work, the EESC recommends that the Member States and European courts regulate these new forms of employment. Member States should consider linking up the electronic systems of their health and pension insurance schemes with those of their tax administrations and making it mandatory that individuals generating professional income pay contributions. It should further be examined whether a part of the digitisation dividend could be used to ensure the sustainability of the social security systems."