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Digital world of work: What role for interest representation?

Tuesday, January 29 2019 – 12.00 to 14.00
Light lunch 13.30-14.00

CESI, Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée 1-5, 1040 Brussels

Digitalisation has long become a buzzword for one of the most profound social and economic transformations since the industrial revolution, a transformation which also spans to the world of work, employment and social security. While established modes of employment are being challenged and new forms of work evolve and spread, trade unions and civil society organisations are still struggling to get to grips with their role.

Indeed, to remain powerful and popular actors, they need to face and address questions which touch on the very foundations of their traditional raison d’être in society and for workers: How can they reach out to, attract and effectively organise new members if target groups are increasingly active online and in decentralised and individual patterns? Will the traditional services which trade unions have offered -collective bargaining and collective agreements- continue to be demanded or do workers increasingly need more individualised services and secure social and labour standards? How do civil society organisations and trade unions need to adjust their internal organisation and working methods and tools in order to remain strong, attractive and demanded in a rapidly digitalising world?

CESI and the Saxony Liaison Office Brussels invite you to discuss these and related questions together with representatives of the EU institutions, think tanks, trade unions and sharing economy platforms.

Register for the event here

Dr. Hartmut Mangold, Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

Keynote address
Mehtap Akgüç, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

 Discussion with the participation of
MEP Agnes Jongerius, European Parliament
Filippo Chiricozzi, ‘Moovenda’ food delivery platform
Lorenzo Repetti, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
Dr. Hartmut Mangold, Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

Ariadne Mavronikola, Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB)

Klaus Heeger, European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI)