The present material serves to raise awareness on the reality of platform work among national trade union organizations. The ETUI initiative responds to the identified training needs for a common approach to development of this topic at EU level, based on proposals expressed by the ETUC’s member organizations. The ETUI’s choice of the pedagogical design of this training material reflects the different trade union education needs/approaches existing in the affiliated organizations. The proposed programs have been structured in a general concept.
The suggested training formulas as well as the independent thematic units meet a wide range of needs:
• information on the concept of platform work, its evolution and impact on labour market;
• development of competences for trade union representatives involved in social dialogue in sectors with a high prevalence of platform workers;
• raised awareness on the importance of trade union action for decent working conditions for platform workers.
This training material provides trade union trainers with all the necessary pedagogical elements needed to deliver education activities at national level, compatible with various professional sectors as well as with different levels of time/resource availability.