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A digital Europe can be a better Europe – a Europe in which growth brings higher quality jobs and promotes more social justice. But targeted and balanced policies are needed to tap into the economic and social potentials the digital revolution entails.
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Opinion – workplace, public space: workers organising in the age of facial recognition

Wednesday 2 June 2021

Surveillance capitalism’ is increasingly threatening workers’ collective action and the human right to public protest, explain Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary of UNI Europa and Diego Naranjo, Policy Director at EDRi  in their piece for Social Europe entitled: workplace, public space: workers organising in the age of facial recognition. 👀 “Imposing an omnipresent sense of being…

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A workers’ perspective on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and surveillance

Wednesday 10 March 2021

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of surveillance tools invading workers’ homes as they have to work remotely. This has gone hand in hand with the acceleration of the trend towards the use of artificial intelligence at work and raises ethical, transparency, accountability and privacy concerns….

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Time for the EU to put an end to bogus self-employment in platform work

Wednesday 3 March 2021

The European Commission has launched a consultation for “possible action addressing the challenges related to working conditions in platform work”. Platforms that force their workers into bogus self-employment have been a major driver of increasing precarity for working people in Europe over the past decade. “A worker is a worker. No amount of Uber’s lobbying…

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Italy’s insurance sector unions sign landmark agreement on remote work

Friday 26 February 2021

Some 45,000 workers in the insurance sector in Italy are to benefit from new protections and rights regarding remote work, following successful negotiations by UNI Global Union affiliates FIRST-CISL, FISAC-CGIL, FNA, SNFIA and UILCA with the Italian insurance employers’ association. A new protocol signed on 24 February 2021 sets out guidelines on work/life balance, the…

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