Sweden - A labour market without contracts - June 30, 2016

Trade union Unionen has entered an agreement with German IG Metall. The aim is to find tools to organise the growing part of the labour force which works through online platforms. There are some 700,000 so-called crowd workers in Sweden – people who to various degrees work in an online platform-based labour market, also known as the sharing economy or ‘gig economy’. Many of these online-based jobs are temporary. A majority of studies shows that some 50 percent of jobs could disappear in the next 20 years as a result of automation, digitalisation and the introduction of robots.

English: http://www.nordiclabourjournal.org/i-fokus/in-focus-2016 … 

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