On the 27th of October The Left is organising the 2nd edition of the Transnational Forum on Alternatives to Uberisation.

While the European Commission is preparing a directive on digital platform workers’ rights, the forum will bring together over 100 gig economy workers, lawyers, trade unionists and experts on uberisation from across Europe and the world. This event will aim to better understand the current issues at European level and to highlight the voice and demands of digital platform workers.



08:30 – 08:45 REGISTRATION
La Tricoterie – Rue Théodore Verhaegen 158, Brussels
Attendees are requested to present Covid Safe Pass as per Brussels regulations.

Leïla Chaibi, MEP The Left, La France Insoumise, France
Idoia Villanueva, MEP The Left, Podemos, Spain

09:30 – 10:30 All pokemons: my boss the algorithm? The challenges of algorithmic management.
Moderation: Rafael Mayoral, Member of Parliament, Podemos, Spain
Brahim Ben Ali, general secretary of INV union, France
Florian Forestier, co-author of “désubériser, reprendre le contrôle”, France
Alberto Álvarez, spokesperson for Elite Taxi, Spain
Jack Campbell, union organizer at 3F, Denmark
Nuno Boavida, researcher at Crowdwork, Portugal
Sofia Scassera, TNI, specialist on the digital economy, labour and development, Argentina

10:40 – 11:40 Platform workers and bogus self-employed: how to prevent the break-up of labour law?
Moderation: José Gusmão, MEP The Left, Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal
Odile Chagny, Sharers & workers, France
Nuria Soto, spokesperson for RidersxDerechos, Spain
Martin Willems, trade unionist at United-Freelancers CNE/CSC, Belgium
Hind Elidrissi, founder of independants.co, France
Maria da Paz Lima, expert on sociology of work and industrial relations, Portugal

11:50-12:50 How to organise the response to digital platforms: what international organisation in the face of transnational platforms?
Moderation : Marc Botenga, MEP The Left, PTB, Belgium
Jérôme Pimot, founder of CLAP, France
Luciana Kasai, rider and founder of Entregadores Antifascistas, Brazil
Martin Manteca, union organizer at SEIU, USA
Mafalda Brilhante, feminist activist, member of Associação de Combate à Precariedade – Precárixs Inflexíveis, Portugal
Alberto Areta, coordinator of farmers’ associations, COAG, Spain
Ludovic Voet, Confederal Secretary at European Trade Union Confederation, Belgium

12:50 – 13:05 Concluding remarks
Leïla Chaibi, MEP The Left, La France insoumise

14:20 – 16:15 General Assembly of workers

17:00 – 18:00 Meeting with EU Commissioner for Jobs & Social Rights Nicolas Schmit