A compromise approach to platform work in the hospitality sector: HOTREC position paper

On 9 December 2021, the European Commission proposed a legislative text on “Improving working conditions in platform work” – COM (2021) 762 final to strengthen the protection of workers on digital platforms.

HOTREC understands the need to quickly address specific issues at the national level (e.g., bogus self-employed should be treated as employees). Nevertheless, we believe that the new employment model proposed will result in fewer services for customers and fewer orders for restaurants. Moreover, the legal presumption of employee status will pre-empt flexibility for those who prefer to be treated as self-employed, thus undermining truly self-employed status.

To find a compromise, HOTREC proposes, as a first solution, to broaden the scope of the legal basis to the single market articles of the Treaty. In this way, the criteria for the employment status to be triggered would not be made mandatory, and the national legislation and EU Court rulings will be respected.

HOTREC remains open for discussions with the European Parliament and the Council.

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07 Sep
07/09/2022    
09:00 - 14:00
Draft Agenda for ExCom Meeting on 7 September 2022, Brussels Welcome by the President Anti-trust statement and approval of agenda Approval of minutes of the [...]
HOTREC Package Travel Directive webinar
14/09/2022    
11:00 - 12:00
Latest updates on the PTD review's timeline and policy measures envisaged incl. pre-payments, insolvency protection and cancellation rights. HOTREC will incorporate members' remarks into a revised version of HOTREC position paper and submit it to all for approval.
HOTREC SSD Committee preparatory meeting + update Social Affairs
19/09/2022    
10:00 - 12:00
Main outcome of teh meeting available
22 Sep
22/09/2022    
10:30 - 12:30
Recording of the working group on restaurants is available via WeTransfer until 03 October 2022: https://wetransfer.com/downloads/a1e6a6b32b734f7bf864d82b6470184920220926084450/7c966070da61a95549be6c9fbad2169b20220926084508/42d7ba
23 Sep
23/09/2022    
10:00 - 13:00
Updated agenda of the meeting available
29 Sep
29/09/2022    
All Day
On the 3rd edition of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW), celebrated on 29 September, the FAO and UNAP have [...]
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