In 2021 Serbia started drafting the ‘Law on Flexible Forms of Work’, which was supposed to define the terms and regulate employment status of freelancers and workers doing their job over those platforms. By joining the FairWork Pledge ( fair.work/wp-content/uploads/sites/131/2021/12/The-Fairwork-Pledge_2.0_EN_final.pdf), CATUS stresses the importance of achieving decent work, right to organizing and collective bargaining in this area.
Fairwork Foundation, founded under the auspices of the Oxford University, marks and ranks digital platforms as employers in Europe, Africa, Asia, as well as North and Latin America based on five decent work principles – fair pay, fair working conditions, fair contracts, fair management and fair representation. Marks are published every year through a national ranking list and Report for Serbia 2021 can be downloaded here (fair.work/wp-content/uploads/sites/131/2022/05/Fairwork_Report_Serbia-2021.pdf). Marks on ranking lists show that unfair working conditions represent the consequence of decisions made by certain platforms, which means that the purpose of these reports and ranking lists is to improve working conditions and diverting attention to the areas needing enhancement. Companies, institutions, organizations and consumers are not advised to cooperate with platforms ranked lower than 7.