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The reality of working conditions on digital platforms

Mairenis Gomez

June 15, 2024 | 8:30 a.m.

Digital platforms have revolutionized the labor market. However, behind this apparent modernity, a worrying reality hides.

digital platforms They have become a popular employment option in Bilbao and Bizkaia. However, the reality of working conditions in these companies it is alarming. The vast majority do not meet minimum fair labor standards, leaving workers in a vulnerable situation. It is urgent that the Labor Inspection act to guarantee decent conditions for everyone.

Just Eat, Cabify, Task Rabbit and Glovo fail in basic working conditions

Platforms such as Just Eat, Cabify, Task Rabbit and Glovo do not comply with the Minimum Interprofessional Wage (SMI) or the living wage. These companies, which have positioned themselves as leaders in their sectors, ignore basic labor rights. The lack of a living wage forces workers to look for multiple jobs or work excessive hours to survive.

Furthermore, safety at work is a fundamental right that these platforms do not guarantee. Risk mitigation is poor, endangering employee health and safety. Without clear working conditions and unfair clauses, workers face great uncertainty. Lack of transparency and abusive clauses make it difficult to understand your rights and responsibilities.

Uber and MyPoppins: breach of level playing field and labor participation

For their part, Uber and MyPoppins stand out negatively in terms of equitable management and freedom of association.. These platforms do not provide a proper decision-making procedure, leaving workers without a voice in their work environment. The lack of equitable management and the repression of freedom of association limit the ability of workers to defend their rights.

Without the possibility of collective bargaining, employees lose a crucial tool to improve their working conditions. The lack of commitment on the part of these platforms to treat their employees fairly and equitably is evident and worrying.

La Pájara and the hope for fair working conditions

In the midst of this discouraging panorama, La Pájara is presented as an exception. This platform meets most fair labor standards, providing a living wage, clear and safe conditions, and respecting freedom of association. La Pájara demonstrates that it is possible to manage a digital platform in a fair and equitable manner, serving as a model for other companies in the sector.

It is crucial that the Labor Inspectorate acts to protect workers and ensure minimum standards of fair work.

The reality of working conditions on digital platforms

Without a doubt, the current situation on the digital platforms of Bilbao and Bizkaia is unsustainable and requires urgent intervention. It is crucial that the Labor Inspection takes measures to protect workers and ensure decent working conditions. We cannot allow these companies to continue exploiting their employees. The fight for fair and decent work must continue until all workers have the rights and protections they deserve.

The community of Bilbao and Bizkaia must unite to demand better working conditions and ensure that all platforms meet minimum fair work standards. Only in this way can we build a more just and equitable society for all.

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