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European Labour Law Conference – Enforcing workers’ rights in Europe through strategic litigation – 20 October 2023, Frankfurt

In-person only, House of Labour, Frankfurt am Main Eschersheimer Landstraße 155/157Interpretation: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish This event will explore the interpretative and creative potential of strategic litigation to reinforce the position of (vulnerable) workers in the EU. Trade unionists, lawyers and labour law scholars will present and discuss practical examples of successful proceedings before … Read more

Dutch Court: Deliveroo-Rider Is A Self-Employed Worker

Mr. Samiha Said, Lecturer and PhD Candidate in Labour Law at Tilburg Law School. November 2018 Download the Contribution On the 23rd of July 2018, the first Dutch Deliveroo-case was published. The Dutch district court ruled that Deliveroo-rider Sytze Ferwerda is a self-employed worker, and not an employee.  Legal framework: the employee and the self-employed worker … Read more

The First Italian Decision on the Status of Gig Workers Denies Reclassification

Gionata Cavallini, Ph.D. candidate in Labour Law, University of Milan, Attorney at Law in Milan.  November 2018 Download the Contribution 1. The Foodora case. A couple of years ago, in October 2016, the German food delivery platform Foodora was at the centre of a perfect storm in Italy. After Foodora decided to change the payment scheme, shifting … Read more

Dutch Unions Approach On Deliveroo’s Riders: the Riders Union

Robbert Coenmans, PhD Candidate at Tilburg Law School. March 2018, Download the Contribution. Dutch trade union FNV appears to be using Deliveroo as a test case for organizing (young) workers in the platform economy, with a reasonable degree of success. There seems to be some international coordination, seeing as how similar actions are taking place … Read more