Hans-Böckler-Stiftung (2018) In many European countries, marginal part-time, (solo-)self-employment and secondary jobs have been increasing since the last decades. The question about the provision of social protection and labour legislation for these types of employment is the starting point for a project entitled "Hybrid working arrangements in Europe", directed by the WSI. Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Denmark and Austria comprise the group of countries selected in order to investigate "hybrid work" in the context of different welfare state regimes.
UN News (04.09.2018) The rise of frontier technologies like Artificial Intelligence has caused fears of robots taking over blue-collar jobs, but a United Nations expert says humans still have the upper hand given their creativity and ability to form relationships.
EL REPORTE DE TRABAJO REMOTO Y EMPRENDIMIENTO DE WORKANA ES REALIZADO ANUALMENTE PARA DESCUBRIR CÓMO ESTÁ EL MERCADO DE TRABAJO EN TODA AMÉRICA LATINA Y MEDIR EL CRECIMIENTO DE LA MODALIDAD FREELANCEY DEL MUNDO EMPRENDEDOR. ¡CONOCE LOS RESULTADOS!
ILO (27.07.2018) More than half of Latin American workers are not covered by a contributory social security system covering them against risks related to illness, unemployment and old age, a new ILO report says. The report calls for decisive action to close existing and future gaps in social security coverage.
Centre for European Policy Studies (02.07.2018) Focusing on Austria, this report provides an overview of online platforms matching supply and demand for paid work, looking at different platforms and activities, working conditions, legal developments, and trends and changes in the labour market. It discusses the different concepts and definitions of platform work and describe how platforms operate. Furthermore, it will look at the characteristics of platforms, reflecting the extraordinary heterogeneity of this new form of employment.
The Guardian (25.06.2018) A group of Hermes couriers have won their fight to be treated as workers instead of independent contractors in what has been described as one of the most significant victories against exploitation of gig-economy workers.
ceps.eu (31.10.2017) The partnership between delivery platform Deliveroo and workers’ cooperative SMart has been terminated, sparking new debate over workers’ rights in the platform economy.
World Economic Forum (29.05.2018) Five years ago, when I first heard about it, the idea had been all but forgotten. Most people I talked to had never heard of it either. Now, suddenly, it’s everywhere. Finland conducted a major trial, Canada has just launched an even bigger experiment and a test in Kenya is the mother of them all.
NCBI (April 2018) The present study aimed to explore using popular technology that people already have/use as a health promotion tool, in a campus wide social media health promotion initiative, entitled #LancerHealth. During a two-week period the university community was asked to share photos on Twitter and Instagram of What does being healthy on campus look like to you?, while tagging the image with #LancerHealth.
OECD (2017) Digitalisation has already been under way for about half a century, yet it is only now that everyone is talking about a digital revolution. Why?