For years, precarious work has been on the increase in Europe. However, with its proposal for a Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions, the EU Commission too is pursuing the target to combat the phenomenon of precarious work. However, this would have to be accompanied by redefining the concept of ‘worker’ in EU law in order to be able to cover all working models. A relevant discussion, hosted by the Brussels Offices of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (AK EUROPA) and the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB Europabüro), as well as the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) took place on 16 October 2018.