The Green Paper on the Future of Labor discusses the possibility of expanding the evidence to make it possible to recognize employment contracts. The government intends to make recommendations by the end of 2022.
On Tuesday, the Employers’ Federation issued evidence against the government’s proposal to review evidence that may allow employment contracts to be approved to adapt them to the realities of couriers, drivers and other workers on digital platforms.
The proposal of the “Green Paper on the Future of Labor” currently being debated in Parliament is at a critical juncture. The proposal will reconsider the labor presumption provisions of the “Labor Law”. The intent is that workers use their own means to perform tasks at the availability of their own decisions, without having to be at the employer’s residence. This fact does not exclude the possibility of admitting dependent employment relationships.
Ana Vieira of the Portuguese Confederation of Commerce and Services (CCP) defended “We are absolutely against the assumption of craftsmanship related to digital platforms” in a debate promoted by the Parliament’s Labour and Social Security Committee, with social partners, Group members, government and scientific coordinator responsible for the Green Paper.
“We have a lot of questions about whether there is a clear concept of who will be a participant in this employment relationship. We all know that these platforms are very different and usually operate in a triangular relationship. The official pointed out,” In our opinion, nature is absolutely wrong. “
Nuno Biscaya of the Portuguese Federal Commercial Commission (CIP) also expressed opposition to this intention, saying that the lack of information about the scope of work on the platform is one of the reasons to curb the government’s intentions, and bear in mind It may not be a European directive on this issue.
“On February 24, the European Commission launched the first phase of consultations with European social partners to improve the working conditions of people who work on digital platforms. This consultation lasted until April 7 this year. The social partners understand each other. , They can reach an agreement on their own to temporarily cancel the European legislative initiative,” he said.
According to the “Recovery and Resilience Plan”, the Portuguese government’s goal is to submit a legislative proposal on this matter in the last quarter of 2022. In Spain, new regulations will be implemented on August 12, and platform companies must recognize workers from then on (many people are now preparing to resort to subcontracting through temporary work companies).
In the Portuguese Farmers’ Federation (CAP), Cristina Morais also questioned the intention of establishing a contribution and tax system suitable for these workers. He said: “It doesn’t seem to make much sense to establish a specific system.”
However, on the trade union federation, people are worried that the Green Paper will eventually promote the establishment of “middle-level workers.” As CGTP’s Andreia Araújo pointed out, he also said that she was worried that the current legislative council’s TVDE platform could serve as a transportation service. A model for future changes.
“The field of TVDE is not regulated in accordance with the wishes of the major companies in the industry, thus opening the door to instability, instability and fierce competition among workers, which is far from telling what is happening in the country. He defended” Working conditions of digital platforms”.
For the person in charge of the CGTP, “The Green Paper chose to point out the way to establish a category of intermediate workers. The intermediate workers are independent persons with certain rights, but there are still unstable relationships.” Intersindical argued that these workers must be recognized within the scope already stipulated in the Labor Law.
According to UGT, Deputy Secretary-General Sergio Monte emphasized the need to “recognize the employment relationship” and “must regulate the use of algorithms to avoid improper behavior.” Carlos Alves from the same union center added that the information provided by the company must be strengthened.