EFJ participates in European trade union informal network on digitisation

(7 October 2016) European trade union federations (ETUFs) informal network on digitialization met  to exchange view on following topics:

  • The need  to regulate on right to disconnect through collective bargaining and other legal instruments
  • Surveillance of data of employees at the workplace, analysis patterns and rating platforms of employers
  • The link between digitalisation and gender equality
  • Online-Platforms and the “sharing economy” with atypical forms of workers as crowdworking, freelancers and the need for framework for employee protection and equal treatment, collective bargaining and fighting undeclared work
  • Digital integration of value chains
  • The Copyright Reform and Intellectual Property Rights and the concept of fair contracts for authors and journalists
  • The need for continuous professional development and assessing psycho-social risks
  • Health and safety issues and working time;
  • Question of liability when it comes to the use of artificial intelligence;
  • Recruiting online workers, crowd-workers; online platforms;
  • European Commission Digital Skills Initiative;
  • ETUC resolution on fair digital work

Present were representatives of EPSU (public service), host ETUCE (Education), Eurocadres, ETUC, Uni-Europa, Industriall, EFJ, and ETUI.

Photo: (c) EPSU