Dr Maria Mexi, researcher of SIRIUS at UNIGE, has recently published an article on Social Europe about the future of work in the post Covid-19 digital era.
She discusses that in these tragic circumstances there is a lesson for the future: the experience of gig workers shows going digital means more than just shifting channels. It is about refitting our labour markets, social-protection and welfare systems and making sure everyone has the ability to realise the human right to social security in the post-Covid-19 digital era. No society and no organised democracy can afford to ignore the vulnerable situations of workers who have few social protections yet are critical in a crisis.Done right, a fair future of work can be shaped. More than ever before therefore, the message for policy-makers, employers, workers and their representatives is straightforward: prepare for the next day. Bring precarious digital work into the realm of social protection and take action for decent digiwork.
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