One phenomenon of the modern world of work is the increase in new, mostly precarious forms of employment that neither correspond to traditional full-time employment protected by labour and social law nor can be qualified as traditional self-employment.


The Commission's initiative to use the Guidelines to achieve an improvement in the working conditions of certain self-employed persons is therefore viewed positively in principle. However, AK in this new position paper calls for separate efforts at EU and national level to prevent opportunities for evasion in the social security sector.


It is also important to take into account the legally rebuttable presumption of the existence of an employment relationship, which is foreseen in the Platform Work Directive, within the framework of the Guidelines. Finally, the Guidelines must not interfere with the national structure of collective law-making.

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