Policymakers should act to deal with labour-market concentration trends that potentially harm workers, especially gig workers and the self-employed.
Date: October 11, 2021
Topic: Digital economy and innovation
In late September, the Chair of United States Federal Trade Commission, Lina Khan, urged Congress to consider passing legislation to ensure gig workers who organise do not fall foul of antitrust laws. The European Union has already taken some steps in this direction. In a 2019 statement, European Commission Vice President Margrethe Vestager said that “we need to make sure that there is nothing in the competition rules to stop those platform workers from forming a union, to negotiate proper wages as you would do in any other business”. This wasRead More »