Global Deal Annual High-Level Social Dialogue Forum

Global Deal Session 4: Double Disruption: Social Dialogue, Digitalisation and COVID-19

Oct 14, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


This session will focus on how social dialogue is used to handle the challenges that arise from the introduction of digitalisation and artificial intelligence in the workplace, and that are being amplified by the pandemic. Labour markets are facing the double disruption of struggling to build back the pre-pandemic number of jobs, while at the same time ensuring a smooth flow of workers into the new types of roles and sectors generated by the structural change brought about by COVID-19. The panel will explore the impact of technological change on the quantity and quality of jobs, and highlight how social dialogue can provide an efficient means to negotiate measures that support workers moving into new, quality jobs, and shape ways in which new digital tools are being introduced in the workplace. The session will have interpretation in English, French and Spanish.

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