publication . Article . 2018

Outsmarting the gig-economy through collective bargaining – EU competition law as a barrier to smart cities?

Dagmar Schiek; Andrea Gideon;
Open Access English
  • Published: 02 Sep 2018
Abstract
In August 2016, drivers delivering meals in London after being booked via the platforms ‘deliveroo’ and ‘UberEATS’ made headlines by challenging working practices in the gig-economy through collective in-dustrial action. Dissatisfaction resulted from extremely low levels of pay as well as a new payment cal-culation system being introduced without consultation. This indicates that the ‘gig-economy’ may not always constitute the smartest solution for those serving within it. However, it also highlights that collective industrial action is far from structurally impossible for workers in the ‘gig-economy’, even though management of labour relies on anonymous and aut...
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free text keywords: EU competition law, Gig-economy, collective bargaining, collective labour rights, self-employed workers, Law, Computer Science Applications, Delegation (computing), Industrial action, Smart technology, The Internet, business.industry, business, Computer security, computer.software_genre, computer, Payment, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Competition law, Market economy, Gig economy, Computer science
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publication . Article . 2018

Outsmarting the gig-economy through collective bargaining – EU competition law as a barrier to smart cities?

Dagmar Schiek; Andrea Gideon;