PWD: EUTA Statement following the EPSCO

Today, Ministers from EU member states exchanged on the future of platform workers and agreed on new rules

When it comes to the Directive on improving the working conditions in platform work, the European Tech Alliance (EUTA)’s aim is to enable European online services to flourish and for platform workers to have fair working conditions. 

The following can be attributed to EUTA Secretary General, Victoria de Posson:

“The text agreed today will allow Member States the flexibility to set in place rules which work for their labour market. However, it will result in 27 different sets of rules across the Member States which begs the question of the value of this EU Directive. Transposition will be critical to ensure that this critical legislation brings as much clarity as possible.”

About the European Tech Alliance 

EUTA represents leading European tech companies that provide innovative products and services to 500 million users. Our 29 EUTA member companies from 16 European countries are popular and have earned the trust of consumers. As companies born and bred in Europe, for whom the EU is a crucial market, we have a deep commitment to European citizens and values.

With the right conditions, our companies can strengthen Europe’s resilience and technological autonomy, protect and empower users online, and promote Europe’s values of transparency, rule of law and innovation to the rest of the world.

The EUTA calls for boosting Europe’s tech competitiveness by having an ambitious EU tech strategy to overcome growth obstacles, making a political commitment to clear, targeted and risk-based rules, and enforcing rules consistently to match the globalised market we are in.

For media inquiries, please contact:Victoria de Posson, EUTA Secretary General
Phone: +32 476 25 08 16