The EU Commission opens a public consultation on the application of competition law to collective bargaining agreements for self-employed

Over the past years, the EU institutions have shown quite some attention to the position of workers in the so-called gig or peer economy, despite the limited legislative authority of the EU in the area of social policy. As early as 2016, the European Parliament called the EU Commission for action against forms of alleged precarious employment in its reform of the Written Statements Directive [1]. The Pillar of Social Rights [2], adopted as a political document in 2017, expressly refers to gig workers in its section on social protection (principle 12) and

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Baptist Vleeshouwers, Pieter De Koster, The EU Commission opens a public consultation on the application of competition law to collective bargaining agreements for self-employed, 5 March 2021, e-Competitions February 2021, Art. N° 99809

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