The Future Isn't Working: Automation, precarious work and the future of employment

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Thursday 24th – 17-19
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 Amphi C  Introductory

The nature of paid work is changing rapidly, particularly in the West. Automation is affecting both skilled industrial jobs and unskilled service sector jobs. Work is increasingly precarious, not least because of the rise of ’platform capitalism’. What demands should we make to ensure ordinary people benefit from these technological changes, rather than corporations? Could work time reduction or a universal basic income make a difference? And how do we ensure care work, which is often unpaid, is valued too?


Ernest Gutiérrez Garcia, Observatori DESC, Spain
Floriano Milesa, Transnational social strike platform, Italy
Verveine Angeli, Union Syndicale Solidaires, France


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