REGLERING AV ARBETSVILLKOR FÖR PLATTFORMSARBETARE
En kvalitativ studie om svenska arbetsmarknadsaktörers inställning till föreslaget EU direktiv
The digital platform economy is a growing phenomenon worldwide. Something that is often mentioned in connection with the digital platform economy is workers' witnesses of insecure working conditions and unsafe working environments. At the end of 2021, the European Parliament adopted a proposal for a directive that aimed to regulate the working conditions of 'platform workers'. The proposed directive is one of the first political initiatives to regulate working conditions in the digital platform economy. The aim of this study is therefore to examine how Swedish labour market actors position themselves in relation to the directive. Furthermore, which parts of the directive are categorized as challenges and highlighted as advantages. Finally, what the actors themselves highlight as alternative regulations. The positioning of the actors is found by means of a qualitative study that examines consultation responses sent to the Swedish government from the current actors active on the Swedish labour market. The results show that roughly the same number of actors in the labour market claim to be in favour of the Directive as opposed to it. In contrast, a very large number of challenges with the directive are being raised. The large number of challenges together with few benefits and presented alternative actions to the directive show that Sweden has and maintains a restrictive position regarding EU legislation in line with the social pillar.
Digital plattformsekonomi, subsidiaritetsprincipen, remissvar, utmaningar, fördelar, åtgärder, institutionalism, stigberoende