Global Deal Annual High-Level Social Dialogue Forum

Partner Session: OECD - Social dialogue in the post pandemic changing world of work

Oct 14, 2021 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM


Recent OECD evidence has shown that social dialogue is a key instrument to help workers and businesses face the technological transition and ensure an inclusive future of work. Yet, the diffusion of digitisation and AI, as well as the development of new forms of work such as gig work and telework, may pose new questions to social dialogue after the COVID-19 crisis. In this Webinar, experts and stakeholders will explore the impact of new technologies and new forms of work on the world of work, and discuss the contribution of social dialogue in easing workers’ transitions in the labour markets, anticipating skills need and negotiating fair and flexible measures in light of the changes and challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The session will be organised in two parts: the first will flag key opportunities and challenges for workers, businesses and social dialogue in the post COVID-19 world of work, characterised by a rapid diffusion of digital technologies at the workplace and new forms of work, notably telework and gig work. The second part will provide an opportunity to exchange on good practices of social dialogue and collective bargaining in addressing these emerging challenges. The panel will also discuss the role distribution between social partners and public policy in tackling the changes arising from new forms of work.

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