Not All Gig Economy Workers Want To Be Employees!

So says Glen Hodgson who is campaigning against new legislation planned to give gig workers employment rights.  His group, Freelance Movement, is demanding that the European Parliament listen to freelancers and respect the voice of those directly impacted by the Platform Work Directive. If the EU Parliament gets its way, Glen and millions of others […]

Platform And Gig Economy Research – Your Help Needed!

Politicians, platforms, companies and the media are constantly talking about the growing phenomenon that is the gig economy and platform work.  For some this represents the glorious, Utopian future of freedom, choice and opportunity.  For others it represents a nightmare mix of precarious work, low incomes and vulnerability. The debate is missing YOUR voice, we […]

Platform Workers Are Happier Than Employees

Platform workers are happier and more satisfied with their work than people in permanent employment according to a report by Free Trade Europa.  This is despite the fact that they are more likely to work more than 45 or even 60 hours a week, and earn slightly lower salaries on average. The platform economy across Europe […]