In one of the main countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region, Spain, traditional trade unions such as CCOO and UGT have asked public administrations to adopt measures to regulate the so-called sharing economy, as is happening in app’s such as Deliveroo or Glovo.
In this sense, they argue that many of the interactions and hiring that take place under these digital schemes do not respect the labor rights of workers, since “the lowering of products at the expense of lower labor costs produces a progressive precarization” of the labor market.
According to the trade unions themselves, this is because, among other reasons, many workers have opted for the informal economy and for micro or underemployment, which in most cases “are an essential complement to the lack of income”.
Is the social impact of collaborative economic platforms negative? What is the way to reduce these impacts in favour of a more innovative, green and labour rights-friendly economy?