EU wants to improve workers’ rights and working conditions across Europe, from working hours and parental leave to health and safety at work.
The EU has put in place a set of labour rules to ensure strong social protection. They include minimum requirements on working conditions - such as working time, part-time work, workers’ rights - to information about important aspects of their employment and the posting of workers. They have become one of the cornerstones of Europe's social policies.
In 2020, the European Commission published a Communication on A New Industrial Strategy for Europe. This strategy mentions that new forms of work must come with modern and improved forms of protections, including for those working on online platforms.