EU Sources - ILO landmark report ‘Work for a brighter future’ - January 31, 2019

The ILO landmark report ‘Work for a brighter future’ focusses on transformations in the world of work and the challenges that these changes pose. One of the transformations that the report addresses are technological advances: artificial intelligence, automation and robotics. They will lead to new jobs, but those who lose their jobs in this transition may be the least equipped to seize the new opportunities. Another relevant transformation is the greening of our economies. This will lead to the creation of new types of jobs but at the same time jobs in the area of non-renewable energy will disappear. The ILO report calls for a universal labour guarantee that would enshrine the right to an adequate living wage, maximum limits on working hours, and health and safety protections. It would also enforce freedom of association in trade unions and the right to collective bargaining, freedom from forced labour, child labour and discrimination.

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