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Platform workers legislation could drive Uber out of EU cities

September 20, 2023


The EU Platform Workers Directive would reclassify drivers and couriers working for Uber and similar companies as employees, giving them full working rights.

Currently, the majority of platform workers in the EU are classified as self-employed, even though they have to abide by similar rules and restrictions as employed workers. The EU wants to improve working conditions for these workers, and will debate the legislation this week.

Anabel Diaz, head of Uber’s mobility division in Europe, has urged policymakers to consider the workers’ desire for flexibility.

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