Digitalisation and Restructuring: Which Social Dialogue?

Digitalisation and Restructuring: Which Social Dialogue?

The DIRESOC project is implemented by members of Irene network, composed of independent experts’ organizations and individuals: universities, research centers, NGOs, trade unions, consultants etc. Their work is focused on the social and economic dimensions of corporate restructuring in Europe. The aim – to promote working models, responsible and innovative practices.

The project’s specific objectives are:  to improve the expertise and the knowledge on industrial relations through analysis and research at EU level and to identify convergences and differences in the industrial relations systems in different EU member states.
The sectors that will be investigated in the partner countries are tourism, bank/insurance, postal/logistic and manufacturing industries.

DIRESOC is a two-year project (2018-2020) developed up to a call for proposals VP2017/004 “Improvement of  industrial relations, financed by the EC”. It is carried out by 9 professional partners from 8 different countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

The project builds upon several European projects focusing on restructuring and social dialogue. The aim of its topical update is:

  • to capture developments and policies that have being set up at national level to address the digital challenges and the implementation of new technologies and
  • to map their impact on business, employment and working conditions.

It looks at how national governments and social partners have set out to develop action plans and implement change at sectoral and company level.

By digitalisation, the project refers to all types of changes that are based on the use of digital technology, which in many ways affects individuals, as employees in their work tasks and working conditions or competence requirements. The “all types of changes” interpreted by the project include the way work is conducted, the possible shift related to the demand for some types of human labour, the elimination of some jobs or the creation of new ones – creation of websites, for example.

In short, the following four impacts of digitalisation on job (identified in the literature):

  • Job creation: new sectors, new products, new services
  • Job change: digitalisation, human/intelligent machine interface, new forms of management
  • Job destruction: automatisation, robotisation
  • Job shift: digital platforms, crowdsourcing, ‘sharing’ economy”.

These impacts – positive or not – on job represent, in our opinion, different types of restructuring.

 

Estatuto: 
Participant entity
Financed: 
Yes
Rede: 
Université Liège; Göteborgs universitet; Universität Duisburg; Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; ASTREES; Fondazione Di Vittorio; Fundación Cultural 1º de Mayo
Keywords: 

Digitalisation, Corportate restructuring, Social dialogue, Sector analysis

The DIRESOC project is implemented by members of Irene network, composed of independent experts’ organizations and individuals: universities, research centers, NGOs, trade unions, consultants etc. Their work is focused on the social and economic dimensions of corporate restructuring in Europe. The aim – to promote working models, responsible and innovative practices.

The project’s specific objectives are:  to improve the expertise and the knowledge on industrial relations through analysis and research at EU level and to identify convergences and differences in the industrial relations systems in different EU member states.
The sectors that will be investigated in the partner countries are tourism, bank/insurance, postal/logistic and manufacturing industries.

DIRESOC is a two-year project (2018-2020) developed up to a call for proposals VP2017/004 “Improvement of  industrial relations, financed by the EC”. It is carried out by 9 professional partners from 8 different countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

The project builds upon several European projects focusing on restructuring and social dialogue. The aim of its topical update is:

  • to capture developments and policies that have being set up at national level to address the digital challenges and the implementation of new technologies and
  • to map their impact on business, employment and working conditions.

It looks at how national governments and social partners have set out to develop action plans and implement change at sectoral and company level.

By digitalisation, the project refers to all types of changes that are based on the use of digital technology, which in many ways affects individuals, as employees in their work tasks and working conditions or competence requirements. The “all types of changes” interpreted by the project include the way work is conducted, the possible shift related to the demand for some types of human labour, the elimination of some jobs or the creation of new ones – creation of websites, for example.

In short, the following four impacts of digitalisation on job (identified in the literature):

  • Job creation: new sectors, new products, new services
  • Job change: digitalisation, human/intelligent machine interface, new forms of management
  • Job destruction: automatisation, robotisation
  • Job shift: digital platforms, crowdsourcing, ‘sharing’ economy”.

These impacts – positive or not – on job represent, in our opinion, different types of restructuring.

 

Parceria: 
International networ

DIRESOC

Coordenador 
Start Date: 
01/02/2018
End Date: 
31/01/2020
Duração: 
24 meses
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