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EU: European Commission launches an consultation on allowing collective bargaining for self-employed workers
Planet Labor, 12 January 2021, n°12304 - www.planetlabor.com

Faced with legal uncertainties resulting from European treaties that can see online platforms employees being considered as companies, and therefore any potential collective agreements as illegal, the European Commission is looking to allow self-employed workers have access to the right to collective representation. As such, the European Commission is launching a consultation that will run from 06 January – 03 February, and will publish the results with a view to adopting future legislation. While the consultation is open to all, contributions from the self-employed, SMEs, social partners and national regulatory authorities are being particularly anticipated.

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