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16 May 2017, ITUH, Bd du Roi Albert II, 5; 1210 Brussels, ETUI meeting room 7th floor

Monthly forum: For the sake of security. The future of flexible workers and the modern organisation of labour

Speaker: Monique Kremer, senior academic staff member of the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) and professor by special appointment of Active Citizenship at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Comments: Ben Egan, Advisor ETUC

Moderator: Philippe Pochet, General Director ETUI
Briefing:
The number of people who have a permanent job is decreasing while insecurity on the labour market is increasing. The Netherlands is Europe’s flexible employment champion with one third of the working population being flexible workers. At the same time, many stake holders and bodies are worried that flexibilisation is going too far. A fierce public debate has arisen in the Netherlands concerning the future of the labour market.

Monique Kremer will present the WRR study For the sake of security. The future of flexible workers and the modern organisation of labour which is intended as a contribution to the debate. The insecurity that results from the changing organisation of labour and new hybrids and combinations of employment (e.g. the sharing economy) are the central theme of this study. According to the authors returning to the past is not an option and not desirable. The government, the business community, employers’ and employees’ organisations and citizens all have an influence on the way we work. The aim should be to organise the flexible labour market in such a way that it is consistent with the economy and society that we want and, at the same time, provide flexible workers with greater security.

A light lunch will be served from 12h00 the room.

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