EU vs. Uber

December 9, 2023

Wired did a pretty good job in their recent article titled The EU Wants to Fix Gig Work, Uber Has Its Own Ideas. It explains the ongoing battle for the European Union’s Platform Work Directive between various activists and Uber(-like) platforms — without referring to platform workers as freelancers.

Freelancers, who overwhelmingly dislike being labeled as gig workers, work mostly outside the so-called gig economy, with which the freelance economy merely overlaps. Truly independent professionals will hardly be affected by the new directive.

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