EU institutions reach agreement on EU directive for platform workers. The rapporteur of the text for the European Chamber, the PD MEP, Elisabetta Gualmini, made this known via X. The European Parliament and the representatives of the Member States reached a provisional agreement on the new rules to improve the working conditions of workers such as riders and drivers who work for giants of the digital economy at the trialogue on Thursday morning. The new measures, the text estimates, should affect over 30 million workers in Europe, the text explains.
Elisabetta Gualmini, S&D vice-president and European Parliament rapporteur on the measure, declared yesterday: «Our entire team in the European Parliament is committed to finding an agreement with the Belgian Presidency to guarantee effective European legislation that gives dignity, protection and rights to workers of the platforms. After the failure of the majority of EU member states on the historic provisional agreement reached in December, tomorrow is our last chance. I hope that EU member states finally feel as much responsibility for producing good law for platform workers as we do. 30 million platform workers are watching us. All of Europe, and many beyond our borders, are watching us. We have the opportunity to protect all workers in the digital age and to pioneer global employment law. Let’s not waste it!