Final report of Don’t GIG Up, Never! project presented in Rome

On 7 July 2023, in Rome, in the Sala Congressi "Bruno Buozzi" (via Lucullo 6, 00187), the Italian labour union UIL Nazionale hosted the final conference of Don’t Gig Up, Never! project, co-funded by the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission and coordinated by Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini.

The project has been developed starting from the know-how accrued through the preceding project Don’t Gig Up!, with the aim to increase awareness on how digital labour platforms are increasingly acting as employers or employment intermediaries, and on how workers could be better protected by trade unions and policy-makers, especially when it comes to those sectors of the platform economy which have still remained on the margins of the public debate.

The conference, introduced by Tiziana Bocchi (UIL Confederal Secretary) and Barbara De Micheli (FGB Head of Social Justice Unit), was moderated by Prof. Michele Faioli (Principal Investigator, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) and enriched by the interventions of Małgorzata Koziarek (Instytut Spraw Publicznych, Poland), Luis Pérez Capitán (Unión General de Trabajadores, Spain), Odile Chagny (Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales, France), Sabina Trankmann (University of Tartu, Estonia), Sirin Celik (Svenska Transportarbetareförbundet, Sweden), Thomas Haipeter (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany), Sofia Gualandi (FGB, Italy). Concluding remarks were delivered by Romolo De Camillis (DG for Employment and Industrial Relations, Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy). The conference was attended by around 80 participants online and offline.

The event has been a successful opportunity to present, discuss and disseminate the final outputs of the project (the Final report and the Model terms and conditions of service), as well as to give an overview of national frameworks of EU countries involved in the project, whose representatives had prepared State of the Art Reports and Country Case Study Reports during the previous months. All project outputs are freely accessible online via the project website both in English and other project languages.

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