New forces are transforming the future of work: Technological development. Climate change. Demographic shifts. Globalization.
These transitions require decisive action. We must seize the moment to unlock the opportunities that these changes offer us. The starting point for this reflection comes after reading the report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work, which has drawn up an independent report on how to achieve a future of work that offers decent and sustainable opportunities for all. This report was launched in Geneva on January 22 and was presented at the Centennial Session of the International Labor Conference in June 2019.
Countless opportunities to improve the quality of working life, expand choice, close the gender gap, reverse the damage caused by global inequality and much more. Forging a new path requires committed action by governments, employers 'and workers' organizations, reinvigorating the social contract.
The report calls for a human-centered agenda for the future of work that strengthens the social contract by placing the people and the work they do at the center of economic and social policy and business practices. The agenda consists of three pillars of action, which together would stimulate growth, equity and sustainability for present and future generations:
- Increase investment in people's skills
- Increase investment in employment institutions
- Increase investment in decent and sustainable work