Denmark - Social partners and the gig economy - May 31, 2017

The social partners have to adapt the labour market model to fit the sharing economy, driverless forklifts and other new labour market trends. If they don’t, others will, experts warn. The government and the social partners have approached the task by establishing a new body: ‘The Disruption Council’. The Council consists of the Prime Minister and a wide selection of government ministers, the social partners, business leaders and experts. The Council’s task is to find out how many new trends like digitalisation, robots and artificial intelligence can make the country richer and improve welfare – and at the same time find out how citizens can safely face a future where many traditional jobs will disappear.

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