New forms of work: MEPs to vote on measures boosting workers’ rights
MEPs are set to endorse minimum rights for workers with on-demand, voucher-based or platform jobs, such as Uber or Deliveroo, in a vote on Tuesday.
The law, informally agreed with EU ministers, requires that all workers need to be informed from day one of the essential aspects of their employment contract, such as a description of their duties, a starting date, duration, remuneration and standard working day or reference hours for those with unpredictable work schedules.
The new rules will also grant workers with specific rights tailored to the issues faced by those with on-demand, voucher-based or platform jobs, such as predictable working hours and deadlines for cancelling on-demand contracts. Furthermore, probationary periods should be no longer than six months and a renewed contract for the same function should not result in a new probationary period.
Procedure: Ordinary legislative procedure, first reading agreement
Debate/vote: Tuesday, 16 April