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The New World of Work Challenges and Opportunities for Social Partners and Labour Institutions

Actors in the world of work are facing a growing number of challenges, such as automation and digitalization, new types of jobs, and more diverse forms of work. This book examines the responses of employers and workers, the challenges and opportunities for social dialogue, and the role of the social partners in the governance of the world of work.

Through interviews and surveys, the volume provides direct evidence on three central questions: how can we cultivate autonomous, bipartite social dialogue to address these critical challenges? How can the social partners strengthen their representativeness and composition, and expand their influence? What role can the social partners and social dialogue play in relation to digitalization, and what best practices can be identified?

The volume also addresses significant trends such as demographic changes, migration flows, global supply chain management and environmental objectives. It covers current EU member states, while extending the analysis to EU candidate and potential candidate countries, so that coverage extends to 34 European nations. Detailed evidence by topic and by country will provide a unique source of insights into the innovative role of social partners in ensuring sustainable and inclusive practices in the future world of work.

Vaughan-Whitehead, Daniel; Ghellab, Youcef and Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente, Rafael (2021).  The new world of work. Challenges and opportunities for social partners and labour institutions. Cheltenham, England: Edward Elgar Publishing and ILO

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