The process of digitalisation of work is an important challenge for the European trade union movement.
Digitalisation of work creates new forms of work organisations, new management practices, and new ways of labour outsourcing that challenge many aspects of 'traditional' work or 'old' roles. Even if it has the potential for positive outcomes such as preventing workers from having to carry out hazardous tasks, it induces psychosocial risks.
This is particularly the case with the recent surge of digital labour platforms, or broadly speaking what we call the gig economy. Psychosocial risks associated with digital technologies tend to go under the radar or are often underestimated, even by the persons who are facing them.
When digital technologies blur the boundaries between work and family, it becomes difficult to identify the origin of psychosocial risks induced by technologies. The same goes for digital technologies used to control workers. Against this background, psychosocial risks induced by the process of digitalisation of work is more than ever a priority for trade unionists.
This online training aims to help you get to grips with the way digital technologies are leading to new hazards and risks in an expanding range of workplaces, and to give you tools and ideas to help organise workers in these workplaces.
The total expected individual workload is about 8 hours. Learners can follow this course at their own rhythm by accessing at any moment the online training platform.
English. Intermediate level is required.
Individual expressions of interest can be made through national contact persons (see the list here).
Should you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the education officer or administrative assistant running the course (see the information panel to the right for their names, which will lead you to a contact form).