AIM welcomes new EU Directive on Platform Workers
AIM welcomes the new directive on platform workers, which ensures the same legal employment status for digital platform workers as for other workers. There are more and more digital platforms, and the trend is increasing. The aim of the Commission proposal, which was published on 9 December 2021 is that “the new business model should fit with social standards (…)”, according to EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit.
AIM President Loek Caubo says: “As health insurance funds and mutual benefit societies in health care, we have a responsibility that everybody has access to healthcare without inequalities. Platform workers should be protected in case of sickness like any other employee. We therefore welcome the new Commission proposal as a first step in the right direction”.
Read our press release: AIM Press Release on platform work_final