The EU Commission publishes an assessment that seeks feedback on its initiative to define the application of EU competition law to collective bargaining agreements for self-employed workers

On 6 January 2021, the European Commission published an "Inception Impact Assessment" seeking feedback on an initiative aimed at defining EU competition law's scope of application to "self-employed" workers (in advance of an open public consultation anticipated for spring 2021). This is part of a review kicked off last summer focused on improving working conditions for the growing ranks of self-employed – workers integral and increasingly active in the consumer-facing (and exceptionally popular) services offered via platform players. In particular, the Commission is keen to facilitate possibilities for "collective bargaining" amongst the self-employed by providing them clarity and certainty regarding compliance with the competition rules. Collective bargaining and the "self-employed"

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Susan Bright, Charles Brasted, Salomé Cisnal De Ugarte, Angus Coulter, Christopher Hutton, The EU Commission publishes an assessment that seeks feedback on its initiative to define the application of EU competition law to collective bargaining agreements for self-employed workers, 6 January 2021, e-Competitions January 2021, Art. N° 98898

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