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Jon Erik Dølvik: Stored demand could help create jobs tema
| FUTURE OF WORK

Jon Erik Dølvik: Stored demand could help create jobs

The largest research project ever to be financed by the employment ministers at the Nordic Council of Ministers was about to conclude just as the Corona pandemic hit. How will the pandemic and the economic crisis in its wake impact on the advice the researchers will give on the future of work?
17 types of employment – and the rest tema
| FUTURE OF WORK

17 types of employment – and the rest

The Nordics have not become a region of freelancers, but there is a growing multitude of different forms of labour. The Corona pandemic has also made life for people with non-standard work even more precarious, confirmed experts at a Nordic conference on the future of work.
ILO and the Nordics: At the frontline in fight for the future of work tema
| FUTURE OF WORK

ILO and the Nordics: At the frontline in fight for the future of work

There was a positive atmosphere as the ILO Director-General and representatives from the Nordic ministries of labour gathered in Iceland to discuss the challenges around the future of work. The Nordic model has proved to be adaptable to rapid and major change before, and the development of new technology is something people can actually control.
Equal pay: a fight between genders or between the rich and poor? tema
| FUTURE OF WORK

Equal pay: a fight between genders or between the rich and poor?

Society treasures resources and power more than anything. If we do not deal with economic inequality we will get nowhere, said the leader of the Icelandic trade union Efling, Sólveig Anna Jónsdóttir, during a panel debate at the Nordic conference The Future of Work, held in Reykjavik between 4th-5th April.
Nordic model well suited for future of work challenges nyhet
| FUTURE OF WORK

Nordic model well suited for future of work challenges

Nordic labour ministers met digitally on 2 June to discuss the final report from the Nordic research project on the future of work. It warns of challenges to the Nordic model, but also concludes it is the best tool in the fight against an unequal labour market.
Skills and fair distribution a precondition for digitalisation tema
| May 2018, FUTURE OF WORK

Skills and fair distribution a precondition for digitalisation

Nordic people are keen to adopt new technology at work. The region is leading the way. The challenge is making sure workers get the chance to adapt to new skills, how to organise skills development and who should pay. We need better systems to handle the challenges, said Ylva Johansson at the recent conference on the Future of Work in Stockholm.
Iceland invites the ILO to the land of volcanoes and glaciers nyhet
| FUTURE OF WORK

Iceland invites the ILO to the land of volcanoes and glaciers

On the 4th and 5th of April, Iceland hosted the final out of four Nordic conferences ahead of the ILO’s centenary celebrations. The Future of Work conferences represent a very important forum not only for Iceland, but for the entire Nordic region, says Iceland’s Minister for Social Affairs and Children Ásmundur Einar Daðason.
Nordic labour law must face the future tema
| FUTURE OF WORK

Nordic labour law must face the future

Is Nordic labour law ready to face the future of work? New technology and ways of working are already putting pressure on established structures, but experts believe there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Future of work: Is there space for people with disabilities? tema
| FUTURE OF WORK

Future of work: Is there space for people with disabilities?

There is no lack of technology to help people with disabilities enter the labour market. The main obstacle remains attitudes among employers and in society as a whole. More than a quick fix is needed to move beyond this.
Digitalisation and new forms of employment: what’s happening under the surface? tema
| FUTURE OF WORK

Digitalisation and new forms of employment: what’s happening under the surface?

We have yet to see dramatic change to the way people are employed in the Nordic region as a result of digitalisation and new ways of organising work. But the nature of work will change nevertheless. This could lead to conflicts of interests and friction between different work groups, says Fafo researcher Jon Erik Dølvik. He heads a major research project which will inform Nordic governments and the ILO.
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