The digital revolution has increased social inequalities and between countries. It has created damage to the viability of social protection systems due to tax evasion resulting from the lack of control of the digital economy. In addition, social and labour standards are often not respected and precarious work is encouraged.
That is why I asked the European Commission during this week’s Parliamentary Session in Strasbourg to guarantee a true social dimension of the European Digital Agenda that includes
- a proposal for a directive on decent working conditions for platform workers
- legal protection against intensive surveillance in the workplace and discrimination
- a comprehensive ban on implants of microchips to people for work reasons
- information, consultation and control rights
- the right to disconnection