Denmark - Is there a legal basis for collective agreements for platform workers? - November 30, 2018

A research article, published in the Nordic Journal of Commercial Law, examines platform work in the light of the Danish model of providing a legal basis for decent pay and working conditions by way of collective bargaining. Platforms often rely on the worker not officially being an employee. Therefore collective agreements could be questionable from both a labour law as well as a competition law perspective. The article looks further into these legal perspectives by drawing out principles from national case law as well as case law of the European Court of Justice. The article concludes that as long as the platform workers are not genuinely self-employed collective agreements would be in line with both labour law as competition law.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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