Urgent delivery: The EU must make good on its social promises – and quickly

Unless the so-called European Pillar of Social Rights translates into action to improve the lives of European workers – many of them still suffering from the impact of a decade of austerity – all the talk will have been a waste of time.

We know that ways of working are changing faster than the rules can keep up. A recent study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that some 9 percent of jobs could be lost through automation.

In January we helped organise the start of a European dialogue between online platform operators and workers because hundreds of thousands of people in Europe are now isolated and dependent on unprotected and precarious jobs in the gig economy for their livelihood. They need access to information about their employers and conditions of work.

“Hundreds of thousands of people in Europe are isolated and dependent on precarious jobs in the gig economy. They need access to information about their employers and conditions of work.” Read more here→http://www.ips-journal.eu/