The proposed EU deal to reclassify gig workers as employees has collapsed, marking a setback in the ongoing efforts to enhance labor rights for platform workers in the European Union. Despite earlier agreements between the Council and Parliament, the deal faced a last-minute breakdown, jeopardizing the potential reclassification of gig workers and the associated labor rights improvements.

This development is a significant turn of events, given the previous strides made toward reclassifying gig workers and providing them with employment status and associated benefits. The reasons behind the sudden collapse of the deal remain unclear, raising questions about the challenges and disagreements that led to this unexpected outcome.

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