Digital revolution : emerging issues



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Suzette Saint-Marc
Editorial – EN

It is so commonplace and easy nowadays to access extensive documentation, services or products marketed online in a few clicks, that we tend to forget how much this fabulous tool that is the Internet has revolutionized our lives…

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Johannes Priesemann
Schönes neues Geld – EN

Häring delivered a thorough research about the “war on cash” declared some years ago by the big credit card firms – now shrewdly carried out under the more appealing name of “alliance for financial inclusion”…

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Félix Géradon
Uberisation in Public Services

Uberisation is spreading to more and more sectors of the economy. Even public services, which have so far largely been spared, could be affected by this phenomenon, which is radically shaking up labour relations…

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Suzette Saint-Marc
Digital transformation of Public Services

Digital transformation of Public Services: how can trade unions use collective bargaining to uphold and improve working conditions?…

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Peter Kempen
Right to disconnect: a new need of workers

The purpose of this article is to contribute to the discussion on workers’ “right to disconnect” from digital business communication outside well defined working time…

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Palmina Di Meo
Women left behind by the digital age

The position occupied by women in this digital world is peripheral to say the least. Huge challenges still lie ahead if we are to reach the equality essential for the harmonious and sustainable development of our societies…

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Suzette Saint-Marc
Work in the digital economy

The authors intend to get a better grasp on the digital economy by examining whether the changes we witness today are a continuation of previous trends or a radical change from the past…

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Chrysanthe Moschonaki
Hyper-connectivity and psycho-social risks

The digital revolution promised an interconnected utopia, where information would be ample, easily accessible, and most importantly, free of charge. Latest developments show that reality has turned out to be rather different…

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Pierre Masson
Hyperconnectivity in the Council of Europe

Using connected devices at work may lead to harassment. The right to disconnect: specific policies or good practices? Above all, forced labour must be avoided where there is no job security…

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Suzette Saint-Marc
Fourth industrial revolution and labour market

This working paper gives an overview of the new possibilities opened up by the 4th industrial revolution and tackles some specific questions in relation to its effects on the labour market. It examines the role that trade unions can play in the digital economy…

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Liliane Banczyk
Do we need a right to disconnect?

Some colleagues offer their viewpoints in our Agora 81…

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Olivier Petsch
Star Wars and the like

Digitalisation, robotique, intelligence artificielle et informatique : service public en mouvement …


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