Running platform economy research projects

RRR Uber – Uberisation influencing working conditions: Rights, regulation and redistribution in Helsinki, St Petersburg and London.  The project examines how regulation of platform economy relates to regulatory initiatives and context concerning social security and employment status. Project is funded by The Academy of Finland, 2019-2022

ORIFODY – Occupational Risks of Food Delivery. project analyzes the risks in food delivery platfrom work and compares them to risks in similar types of salaried or entrepreneurial work within grocery store chains. The project is funded by The Finnish Work Environment Fund (Työsuojelurahasto), 2021-2022

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Policy brief: Analysis of earnings-related social insurance payments in Finland. Employment status matters.

Download policy brief as PDF file by Mikko Perkiö, Arseniy Svynarenko, and Meri Koivusalo This policy brief asks what kind of differences exist between different types of employment in Finland in terms of earnings-related social insurance payments. In 2020, the number of employed people in Finland was 2,528,000. This consisted of 2,189,000 employees and 340,000 …

HS Vieraskynä: Alustatyön sääntelyssä tulisi suojella heikompaa osapuolta. Mikko Perkiö ja Meri Koivusalo

Helsingin Sanomat, 20.08.2021 https://www.hs.fi/mielipide/art-2000008133603.html (alkuperäinen teksti) Niin kutsutun työn kolmannen kategorian mahdollistaminen voisi kannustaa yrityksiä ulkoistamiseen ja vastuun siirtämiseen työnsuorittajille. Alustatyön pelisäännöt vaativat uudistamista. Alustavälitteiseen työhön liittyvät oikeudet ja työnsuorittajien sosiaaliturva ovat puutteellisia. Euroopan unionissa on käynnissä useita merkittäviä alustatyötä, kilpailua, digitalisaatiota ja sosiaalisia oikeuksia koskevia esityksiä. Suomessa työneuvosto on ottanut kantaa alustatyön tekijöiden asemaan, …

Fixing the regulation to clarify the status of platform workers

by Arseniy Svynarenko Introduction  The UK Supreme Court ruled that Uber drivers weren’t self-employed and must be treated as workers. Uber promises to maintain flexibility of the drivers and give them some new rights and protections. In every country Uber adjust its practices to local legal context, sometimes exploding the grey areas in legislation. It …

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Mikko Perkiö, email:  mikko.perkio AT tuni.fi

Arseniy Svynarenko, email: arseniy.svynarenko AT tuni.fi
Phone:  +358 50 318 2523

Postal address: Faculty of Social Sciences, Arvo Ylpön katu 34, 33014 Tampere University, FINLAND.