Platform work as a manifestation of a new form of employment in the era of the fourth industrial revolution

Tomasz Mirosławski


The aim of this paper is to analyse a new form of employment which has appeared in the Polish labour market in recent years, i.e. work via digital platforms. The author discusses the issue of platform work in the context of its impact on the current labour market. Particular attention is paid to the identification of threats connected with this new form of employment, the demands of the European and Polish trade unions put forward in relation to platform workers and the regulations planned in this field at the EU level. The author also shares his reflections on the practices applied by the owners of digital platforms and the effective method of their control by Member States.


platform work; digital platforms; gig economy; gig workers; employee; employer; trade unions; digitalisation


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Published : 2023-04-19

MirosławskiT. (2023). Platform work as a manifestation of a new form of employment in the era of the fourth industrial revolution. Z Problematyki Prawa Pracy I Polityki Socjalnej, 21(4), 1-16.

Tomasz Mirosławski
University of Miskolc  Hungary

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