ETUI Conference: "Future of work: rethinking workers' rights in the digital age"


Dates and times: 

February 21, 2024 - 10:30 to February 22, 2024 - 15:00


Thon Hotel City Centre
Avenue du Boulevard 17
1210 Brussels


On 21 and 22 February, the ETUI will hold its annual conference on the Future of Work. This year’s overarching theme is ‘Rethinking workers’ rights in the digital age’.

Working with and through digital technology has a disruptive impact on the effectiveness of existing workers’ rights, including collective labour rights. As lawmakers are struggling to regulate the phenomenon, working conditions and the organisation of work are increasingly affected and shaped by algorithmic management and AI, in the platform economy as well as in conventional businesses. Work environments are turning (partially) virtual, corporate models are increasingly fragmented, platforms are acquiring an infrastructural function for entire sectors, and data are now our most valuable assets. Yet, the institutional and juridical framework regulating work is not adapting quickly or deeply enough.

The aim of this conference is to explore the main transformative implications of digital technology, discuss normative options, and formulate constructive proposals with researchers and scholars from multiple disciplines (law, sociology, economy, industrial relations, information systems, and computer science).

The conference will be in-person only.
As places are limited, we will notify you shortly whether your registration was successful.

For any questions please send an email to Angélique Vanhoutte.

Registration: Feb 21, 2024
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