WG The Future of Work

The Future of Work: This group will analyze those that, from the ILO, are the basic pillars of reflection on the future of work:
  • Work and Society
  • Decent work for all
  • Organization of work and production
  • New productive models
  • Supply chain
  • Collaborative economy
  • Social justice
  • Work governance


Program of subjects to develop:

  • Impact of technological change: how automation, artificial intelligence, big data, new materials and processes, in a context of digitalization with globalization, will influence the work.
  • Impact of change processes: how climatic-environmental trends will influence work, in a context of inequality.
  • Impact of change processes: how demographic trends will influence work in a context of inequality.
  • Opportunities and risks of changes in perspective for decent work: with rights, without discrimination, healthy, well paid and with social protection.
  • The decline of the typical employment relationship (indefinite and full time) and the new atypical forms of work, including the problem of the tendency to commercialize labor relations and false self-employed workers: opportunity or risk?
  • Systems of social protection and welfare state and its fiscal sustainability ... in an automated and changing society.
  • Universal basic income: utopia or reality? Transferable benefits (Austrian backpack).
  • Impact on labor relations derived from gig economy, crowdworking, uberization and other forms of organization of production and work associated with new technologies and digital platforms.
  • Labor challenges of global labor fragmentation processes and global supply chains.
  • Labor law and regulation of labor relations in the processes of change.
  • National and international transformations in labor administrations, in employers 'and workers' organizations and in collective bargaining and social dialogue in a transitional context.