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tema
| June 2016

Sharing economy glossary

The new way of organising the selling of services can be confusing, and so too the accompanying terminology. Here is a short glossary for the most common expressions.
tema
| June 2016

The core idea of labour law is under threat

The core idea of labour law is to protect the weaker party in an employment relation. This is increasingly under attack from market-led thinking where the main aim is to create opportunities for everyone to get a job. This might sound good, but it could lead to a worsening of conditions for both those who have managed to get a foot in the door of the regulated labour market and for those who are knocking, waiting to get in.
debatt
| June 2016

Editorial: New ways of working challenges the social contract

“Do your duty, claim your right” describes the relationship between the individual and society. As more work becomes platform-based and cut into little pieces, the basis for taxes could be depleted, and the social contract broken. What is duty and what is right when crowdwork changes labour’s form and content? Can society’s institutions keep up? Can trade unions, or the labour law? And what exactly is crowdwork?
tema
| June 2016

”Trade unions must organise people working though platforms”

The sharing economy represents a challenge to the labour market as we know it. In the face of this development, the Swedish trade union Unionen has just entered an agreement with German IG Metall. The aim is to find tools for how to organise the growing part of the labour force which works through online platforms.
tema
| June 2016

Can the Nordic model survive the sharing economy?

The sharing economy, where customers use the Internet to find providers of different services without using physical middlemen, is also a threat to the Nordic model which builds on collective agreements. Employers and employees are forming non-contract relationships within a growing number of trades. If there is a contract, it mostly states that the partners cannot be considered to be employer or employee.
A labour market without work contracts Infocus
| June 2016

A labour market without work contracts

New ways of organising the labour market through online platforms are shaking up entire trades. can the Nordic model survive the sharing economy?
col1
| June 2016

A labour market without work contracts

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