The growth of platform work threatens workers' rights and social dialogue. Recent studies in Austria have covered several sectors including food delivery and cleaning. However, despite criticism of low pay and bad working conditions, the conditions of drivers in app-mediate ride-hailing sector have not been researched. Furthermore, research in other countries shows significant cross-sectoral differences in working conditions, pay and attitutes towards collective action which have not been explored in Austrian.
Agains the described background, the Driver Survey project has three interrelated aims:
In addition, the project aims to strengthen networking and the exchange of knowledge between researchers, activitists, social partners and policy makers in the field of platform work.