This note offers the International Labour Organisation's preliminary assessment concerning the possible impacts of COVID-19 on the world of work and proposes a range of policy options to mitigate these impacts and facilitate strong and fast recovery.
April 3, 2020John McCarthy
Efforts to contain virus and save lives should be intensified, and governments should plan stronger, more co-ordinated measures to absorb growing economic blow. Increasingly stringent containment measures, needed to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), will necessarily lead to significant short-term declines in GDP for many major economies, according to ...
The OECD released a new web portal in response to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, “Tackling the coronavirus – Contributing to a global effort” including useful policy analysis and listing short-term policy solutions to cushion the impact of the crisis. In what follows the TUAC provides a trade union reading of ...
With the health crisis caused by the epidemic spread of Covid 19 and the subsequent confinement measures taken, the economic and labour market implications are severe. Social partners and trade unions in OECD countries are issuing responses, agreements and calls for action. Below is a snapshot of these initiatives listed ...
SECTION 3 D - EDUCATION AND PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING"Ensure provision of vocational, labour market and career information and guidance and employment counselling, supplemented by information on the rights and obligations of all concerned under labour-related laws and other forms of labour regulation"All member countries of the International Labour Organisation signed up to ...
March 23, 2020John McCarthy
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The previous post highlighted the OECD PISA 2018 findings on the impact of social class on the job expectations, career aspirations, and career planning of young people, in particular the negative impact for disadvantaged young people.This special report from the NYT (February 2020) gives a concrete example of how a Careers Centre ...
March 23, 2020John McCarthy
WORKERS MOST AT RISK OF INFECTION The US Department of Labour has a comprehensive database of over 900 occupations that can be accessed online. The characteristics of different occupations are described such as physical proximity to others, exposure to infection, if and how often a telephone is used, and how often a job ...
March 18, 2020John McCarthy
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TEENAGERS' CAREER ASPIRATIONS (2018) AND THE FUTURE OF WORK The OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) measures the abilities of 15 year old school students to use their reading, mathematics and science knowledge and skills to confront real-life challenges. Its results provide useful insights to governments in participating countries and ...
March 13, 2020John McCarthy
We are only at the beginning of a rapid period of transformation of our economy and society due to the convergence of many digital technologies. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is central to this change and offers major opportunities to improve our lives. The recent developments in AI are the result ...
February 12, 2020John McCarthy
The New York Times has just published an account of how the gig economy is impacting negatively on jobs in the hotel industry in the USA. It shows how the app economy promotes 'independent contractors' to the career loss of full-time jobs for workers. These contractors tend to be ...
January 10, 2020John McCarthy