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Session: PS10.3 Hazardous work
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
"Workplaces of several industries in the 21st century are ergonomically and hierarchically different from those of the earlier days. Information Technology industry is a classic example of one such industry in a developing country India. Unlike the workplaces in the manufacturing sector or the fields in the agriculture sector, Information technology industry’s workplaces are sophisticated. This ... More
Presented by Nausheen NIZAMI on 5 Jul 2017 at 14:40
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Presented by Prof. David LEVI-FAUR on 5 Jul 2017 at 16:20
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Presented by Adil REHMANN on 5 Jul 2017 at 13:10
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Presented by Prof. Gerhard BOSCH on 4 Jul 2017 at 17:20
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Presented by Prof. Olli KANGAS on 4 Jul 2017 at 17:00
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Presented by Prof. Günther SCHMID on 5 Jul 2017 at 12:30
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Presented by Ms. Corina RODRÍGUEZ ENRÍQUEZ on 4 Jul 2017 at 17:40
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Presented by Kemal ÖZKAN on 5 Jul 2017 at 12:30
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Presented by Susan HAYTER on 5 Jul 2017 at 13:30
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Presented by Prof. Nicola COUNTOURIS on 5 Jul 2017 at 13:10
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Presented by Frank HOFFER on 5 Jul 2017 at 12:50
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Presented by Prof. Niklas BRUUN on 5 Jul 2017 at 12:50
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Presented by Prof. Kerry RITTICH on 5 Jul 2017 at 16:00
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Presented by Maria PRIETO, Maria Marta TRAVIESO on 3 Jul 2017 at 13:00
Session: PS8.4 Assessing the Effects of Supply Chain Regulation
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
There are many existing laws that govern the labour issues in a global supply chain industry, however the monitoring and implementation of these laws remain the central issue. Despite the presence of state labour laws, business operating procedures, union guidelines and international standards, these provisions continue to be actively circumvented using the ‘gig economy’ to its advantage. Ther ... More
Presented by Mr. Partha BOPAIAH on 5 Jul 2017 at 09:00
Session: PS3.6 Violence in the World of Work
Track: Track I. Work and society
"Tackling harassment in the workplace is important for creating inclusive and safe environments, and even more so times like the present, of heightened antagonism and outright bigotry. The use of HR processes such as grievance and disciplinary procedures to deal with allegations of harassment requires complaints to be dealt with on an individual, rather than collective basis. The role of social di ... More
Presented by Prof. Simon DEAKIN on 3 Jul 2017 at 16:40
Session: PS6.1 Employment and social protection in the digital economy (1)
Track: Track I. Work and society
"The digital economy has led to the emergence of new forms of employment over the past years, like crowd-work, casual work and ICT-based mobile work. These forms of work relationships are increasingly gaining popularity globally and are emblematic of a significant change within non-standard forms of employment. Crowd work through on-line platforms has effectively reduced transaction costs and bols ... More
Presented by Uma RANI on 4 Jul 2017 at 13:30
Session: PS3.3 Global Supply Chains (2)
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
"The decent work deficit is exceptionally large in agriculture. First, the presentation provides a brief overview of the decent work deficit in agricultural supply chains thereby introducing some concepts for the measurement of this deficit among smallholders and farmworkers. Since this deficit is related to the unequal value distribution in the supply chain, it proceeds with an example of measuri ... More
Presented by Prof. Christoph SCHERRER on 3 Jul 2017 at 17:00
Session: PS7.1 Employment and social protection in the digital economy (2)
Track: Track I. Work and society
"Work is undergoing technological upgrading and innovation driven by digitization, the so called Fourth Industrial Revolution (Schwab 2016). The technological advancement makes possible to achieve higher levels of economic productivity and to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (ILO 2016). The issue is particularly sensitive, because of the coming impact of technological innovation on emp ... More
Presented by Dr. Adele BIANCO on 4 Jul 2017 at 15:30
Session: PS4.5 GSC1: Governance to Promote Decent Work in GSCs
Track: Special session 1. Better Work in Global Supply Chains: implications for the future of work
"Faced with limits of the dominant forms of private regulation, lead firms are increasingly turning towards new approaches involving more collective and labour-inclusive initiatives to tackle substandard labour conditions in global production networks (GPNs). Two notable examples of such new governance initiatives are the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (the Bangladesh Accord) dev ... More
Presented by Ms. Rachel ALEXANDER on 4 Jul 2017 at 09:00
Session: PS8.2 Strengthening labour standards
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
Much of the discussion surrounding the governance of the future of work has focused on legal innovation – including that in the body of international labour standards – to respond to changes in the world of work. In comparison, this paper addresses the contribution of the process of review of existing international labour standards, rather than the making of new ones, to governance of the futu ... More
Presented by Ms. Tvisha SHROFF on 5 Jul 2017 at 09:00
Session: PS4.4 The political economy of governance
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
This paper investigates the impact of labour provisions in Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) on labour market conditions in the ratifying countries. Using panel data for up to 96 countries and a time-span from 1995 to 2008, matching techniques and a difference-in-differences approach are applied to identify the effect of FTAs on labour conditions, distinguishing between those with and without labour pr ... More
Presented by Dr. Hendrik W. KRUSE on 4 Jul 2017 at 09:00
Session: PS7.4 Employment relations, collective bargaining and equality
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"Women being discriminated because of pregnancy, working parents struggling to find the time to care for kids, employees whose career is spoiled by inequality in training opportunities: all over the world the lives of millions are affected by their working conditions. The responsibility to provide decent working provisions concerns the governments, in the first place. Ratifying ILO conventions i ... More
Presented by Ms. Daniela CECCON on 4 Jul 2017 at 15:50
"The economic crisis and structural transformations in the labour market (including the development of the digital economy) have been key factors for the emergence of new forms of employment in Europe. Self-employment, and particularly some new forms of this (e.g. 'dependent self-employment’), constitute new job opportunities, notably for the young. At the same time, however, social protection s ... More
Presented by Ms. Slavina SPASOVA on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:20
Session: PS9.4 Global Production Networks: Challenges and Responses
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"Many scholars who study the “fissuring” (Weil 2013) of the workplace have noted the relationship between changes in the organization of production, on the one hand, and changes in the nature of employment on the other. We argue that one strategy for countering the downward pressure on wages and standards associated with fissuring is to shift our focus, from the site of direct employment, to ... More
Presented by Prof. Jennifer BAIR on 5 Jul 2017 at 11:20
Session: PS7.5 GSC4: Roundtable Discussion: Empirical Lessons for Decent Work in GSCs: the Case of Better Work
Track: Special session 1. Better Work in Global Supply Chains: implications for the future of work
"A comparison of three waves of data collection with Lesotho’s clothing factory workers between 2011-2015 indicates that Better Work led to steady improvements in health and safety, gender and household dynamics. Though workers reported improvements across a number of compliance areas from 2011-2013, they were somewhat less satisfied by 2015, suggesting that management was reverting to bad habit ... More
Presented by Dr. Kelly PIKE on 4 Jul 2017 at 15:50
Session: PS3.2 Youth employment of the future: Challenges and barriers
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"The global jobs crisis has turned into a major challenge for the youth. Currently about 13 per cent of young people are estimated to be unemployed and the rate is projected to persist on a high level over the next years. Especially the transition from education into work became increasingly difficult and a growing share of youth is neither in education, employment nor training (NEET). A disruptio ... More
Presented by Mr. Martin OSTERMEIER on 3 Jul 2017 at 16:20
Session: PS3.2 Youth employment of the future: Challenges and barriers
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"The global jobs crisis has turned into a major challenge for the youth. Currently about 13 per cent of young people are estimated to be unemployed and the rate is projected to persist on a high level over the next years. Especially the transition from education into work became increasingly difficult and a growing share of youth is neither in education, employment nor training (NEET). A disruptio ... More
Presented by Mr. Martin OSTERMEIER
Session: PS8.4 Assessing the Effects of Supply Chain Regulation
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
The tragic 2013 Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh represented a focusing event (Birkland, 1998) that galvanized key transnational and national stakeholders into developing and implementing policies aimed at improving factory safety in Bangladesh while being cognizant of the need to uphold related international labour standards. Drawing mainly on a survey of 50 Bangladeshi garment factory ... More
Presented by Prof. Steve FRENKEL on 5 Jul 2017 at 09:20
Session: PS6.7 Social dialogue, collective bargaining and labour regulation
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"Existing literature that sought to examine the recent developments on employment relations in Greece in the context of austerity and the Eurozone crisis (Kretsos, 2012; Wood et al, 2015; Ioannou, 2012; Koukiadaki & Kokkinou, 2016) has not managed so far to provide a convincing account of the social partners’ responses to the far-reaching reforms and institutional changes in the labour market ... More
Presented by Dr. Andreas KORNELAKIS on 4 Jul 2017 at 14:30
Session: Coffee break
Presented by Manuela TOMEI, Sue HIMMELWEIT, Chidi KING on 4 Jul 2017 at 15:00
Session: Coffee break
Presented by Olli KANGAS, Sandra POLASKI on 5 Jul 2017 at 15:30
Session: PS5.7 Intermediaries, digital platforms and domestic work
Track: Organized session 9: Intermediaries, digital platforms and domestic work
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Presented by Claire HOBDEN on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:00
This presentation will start by outlining what is meant by the Care Economy, examining its component sectors that provide care both paid and unpaid. It will then outline some special features of care and the implications these have for its provision by different sectors. It will make the point that for paid care, the quality of employment, in terms of training, working relations and pay, and the q ... More
Presented by Prof. Susan HIMMELWEIT on 3 Jul 2017 at 09:30
Session: PS9.5 Social Protection and Human Rights
Track: Organized session 4: Social Protection and Human Rights
"The institutionalization of care policies as a component of social protection is a salient feature in several Latin American countries. The cases of Costa’ RedCUDI and Uruguay’s National Care System stand out, as both are coordination mechanisms for the care services provided to different dependent population groups established by law. Costa Rica’s RedCUDI is overseen by a Technical Secre ... More
Presented by Dr. Valeria ESQUIVEL on 5 Jul 2017 at 11:30
Presented by Prof. Eleonore KOFMAN on 3 Jul 2017 at 10:15
Session: PS3.6 Violence in the World of Work
Track: Track I. Work and society
"The Supreme Court of India's landmark judgment 'Vishaka v. State of Rajasthan' (1997) provided detailed guidelines for employers to prevent and redress sexual harassment at workplaces. But studies suggest poor implementation (Naina Kapur, 2013, in Economic & Political Weekly, June 15, Vol XLVIII No 24) Later, Indian Parliament enacted The Sexual Harassment of Woman at Workplaces (Prevention, P ... More
Presented by Dr. MANJUNATH GANGADHARA on 3 Jul 2017 at 16:20
Session: PS3.3 Global Supply Chains (2)
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
Within many countries, there is an increasing recognition of the way in which supply chain factors are influencing work organisation and conditions. The recent introduction of work health and safety legislation in Australia, for example, transcends traditional employer/employee boundaries by placing obligations to ensure worker health and safety on participants up and down the supply chain. This s ... More
Presented by Prof. Louise THORNTHWAITE on 3 Jul 2017 at 16:40
Session: PS2.2 Trajectories into decent jobs for youths
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"Internships and unpaid work experience are becoming increasingly common in Australia and other countries as young workers in particular compete for scarce job openings. Regulating unpaid work experience to protect opportunities for paid employment, while still permitting jobseekers and students to develop value work-based skills, is a major challenge. Recent research has begun to highlight so ... More
Presented by Dr. Damian OLIVER on 3 Jul 2017 at 15:00
Session: PS6.6 Decent Work in Agricultural Production Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Track: Organized session 2: Decent Work in Agricultural Production Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Linking farmers to markets has become an integral part of the development agenda of world donor agencies in developing countries in the current decade as a result of the changes in the competitive environment brought about by globalization. It recognises the need to connect the rural economy more effectively with modern economic processes by building forward and backward linkages with rural produc ... More
Presented by Dr. Mubashir MEHDI on 4 Jul 2017 at 13:30
Session: PS8.3 Non-standard work
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
"After the economic crisis, Polish government has allowed non-standard forms of employment to rise as a substitute for liberalization policy, somehow similar to the Thelen’s (2014) conceptualization of the „institutional drift”/„dualization"" policy characteristic for the coordinated market economies. Polish labour market has become one of the most segmented among developed countries, with ... More
Presented by Mr. Karol MUSZYŃSKI on 5 Jul 2017 at 09:00
Session: PS1.7 The Competition for Global Investment: High Stakes for Regional Actors in Terms of Jobs, Institutions, Ecosystems, Sustainability and Democracy
Track: Organized session 7: The Competition for Global Investment: High Stakes for Regional Actors in Terms of Jobs, Institutions, Ecosystems, Sustainability and Democracy
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Presented by Prof. Wei HUANG on 3 Jul 2017 at 11:30
Session: PS2.7 Reducing precarious work in Europe through social dialogue: Case studies and policy lessons
Track: Organized session 8: Reducing precarious work in Europe through social dialogue: Case studies and policy lessons
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Presented by Prof. Damian GRIMSHAW on 3 Jul 2017 at 15:00
Session: Closing ceremony
Presented by Guy RYDER, Deirdre MCCANN, Kea TIJDEN on 5 Jul 2017 at 17:40
Session: PS5.6 Migration and Work (2)
Track: Organized session 1: Migration and Work
"Germany’s labor shortage in the care sector has facilitated the commercial recruitment of Spanish nurses affected by the crisis to work in private care companies. This research analyses how nurses are recruited to Germany, and how employers use these to save labor costs up- and downstream in the care chain. I show how these corporate practices in care undermine the possibility of solidarity ... More
Presented by Mr. Mark BERGFELD on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:20
Session: PS9.4 Global Production Networks: Challenges and Responses
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"Global economic liberalization, catalyzed by legal and regulatory choices at the domestic and multilateral levels, has led to a fundamental change in how goods and services are produced, marketed, and delivered. In particular, much of what we consume is now produced and transported through a complex network of global supply chains. However, these new forms of commerce and economic activity have ... More
Presented by Prof. Kevin KOLBEN on 5 Jul 2017 at 11:40
Session: PS9.4 Global Production Networks: Challenges and Responses
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has initially been seen as a tool for tackling labour exploitation / forced labour in supply chains (Epstein-Reeves, 2012; EC, 2013). Despite this initial broad consensus, CSR has come under fire, most recently since the 2013 Savar Building Collaps resulting in over a thousand casualities (The Economist, 2013; Maher, 2015). In order redress CSR and business´ ... More
Presented by Johanna SCHENNER on 5 Jul 2017 at 11:00
Session: PS7.1 Employment and social protection in the digital economy (2)
Track: Track I. Work and society
"To date, with technology embodied within capital, advances in new technology have increased the productivity of the organisation by enabling any workers employed by that organisation to produce more good for the same amount of labour. This has enabled the possibility of increases in wages and living standards. Whether the former has occurred has depended on the relative bargaining power of labo ... More
Presented by Prof. David PEETZ on 4 Jul 2017 at 16:30
Session: PS9.2 Regulating decent work: Issues and labour market outcomes
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
The purpose of this study is to understand the importance of ‘flexicurity’ labor market policy to reduce employment-related health inequalities by examining the relationship between precarious employment and self-rated health and identifying whether cross-national differences in employment-related health inequalities can be explained by differences in types of labor market policies. Precarious ... More
Presented by Daseul MOON on 5 Jul 2017 at 11:20
Session: PS6.6 Decent Work in Agricultural Production Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Track: Organized session 2: Decent Work in Agricultural Production Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Industrialization and modernization in Indian fisheries necessitates the move from artisanal to capitalistic methods of production. As this transformation takes place, many artisanal fishers are forced to seek employment on trawlers and other fishing vessels owing to their lack of a capital base to purchase modern vessels themselves. Competition between trawlers can lead to cost reducing strategie ... More
Presented by Prof. Meenakshi RAJEEV on 4 Jul 2017 at 14:30
Session: PS2.2 Trajectories into decent jobs for youths
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"Decent Trajectories and Decent Policies Gabriella Berloffa*, Eleonora Matteazzi*, Alina Sandor*, Mark Smith** and Paola Villa* *University or Trento, **Grenoble Ecole de Management The Great Recession had profound consequences for the quantity and quality of work for young people. With falls in the level of employment, increasing precariousness and rising unemployment it was an inopportune t ... More
Presented by Dr. Alina SANDOR on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:20
Session: PS7.6 Decent Work and Global Industrial Relations
Track: Organized session 3: Decent Work and Global Industrial Relations
In recent years the European Social Model has faced a progressive decline. At the same time, EU Transnational Collective Agreements have developed as a form of spontaneous social dialogue, mainly focused on extending fundamental labour rights. Since 2015 the EU Commission has started a critical reflection on relaunching social Europe, that has led to the presentation of the European Social Pill ... More
Presented by Prof. Carla SPINELLI on 4 Jul 2017 at 15:50
Presented by Dr. Chidi KING on 3 Jul 2017 at 10:00
Session: PS6.1 Employment and social protection in the digital economy (1)
Track: Track I. Work and society
Online labour markets/OLMs are new global workplaces representing the latest wave of offshoring. Indians have a strong presence here, being freelancers on international and national platforms, adding to the country’s large informal workforce. Through a critical hermeneutic phenomenological approach, we examine the experiences of Indian crowdworkers on Upwork using the lens of decent work. Data w ... More
Presented by Prof. Ernesto NORONHA on 4 Jul 2017 at 14:30
With an ageing population and increased expectations of human rights we might expect more and better jobs for disabled people and those with health conditions. As workforces age, the proportion who are disabled or have health conditions rises. Access to work for all sections of the population is often at the centre of increased expectations of human rights and frequently emphasised in equality leg ... More
Presented by Prof. Ralph FEVRE on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:20
Session: PS7.6 Decent Work and Global Industrial Relations
Track: Organized session 3: Decent Work and Global Industrial Relations
The globalized and regionalized labour market has brought about significant scrutiny on how to organize not only labour regulations and legal provisions, but also industrial relations for the development, enforcement and monitoring of working life provisions and agreements. There has been an outspoken need to understand the recent situation and to structure a theory of maintaining established regi ... More
Presented by Dr. Andreas INGHAMMAR on 4 Jul 2017 at 16:30
Session: PS2.5 The future of globalization and decent work in Asia (2)
Track: Special session 2. The future of globalization and decent work in Asia
"The notion of Decent Work has been introduced to China for more than a decade. The Chinese government has been politically responsive to the Decent Work iniative in general. Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, China has ratified eleven ILO Conventions, five of which were ratified between 2001 and 2007. These include the prohibition of the use of child labour, anti-disc ... More
Presented by Prof. F COOKE on 3 Jul 2017 at 15:00
Session: PS1.3 Care work
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
"The present study intends to understand changing structures of workplace and dynamics of work relations of care workers (nurses and ayahs) in the context of rapidly growing city in India— Siliguri. With limited state assisted healthcare, the city has been witnessing rapid proliferation of secondary and tertiary healthcare providers, namely, nursing homes and corporate chain hospitals. Private ... More
Presented by Ms. Hermantika BASU on 3 Jul 2017 at 11:30
Session: PS7.2 Technology and decent jobs
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"Digital technology and globalization has brought in a revolution in the labour market with huge changes in the type of work available, access to work and ways to carry out tasks. Flows of information have increased, newer production hubs have come up and global production of goods and services, particularly digital trade have accelerated. Workers and employers are increasingly getting linked by c ... More
Presented by Ms. Sharmistha SINHA on 4 Jul 2017 at 16:30
Session: PS2.3 Global Supply Chains (1)
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
"Does digitalisation affect power constellations amongst the various actors in global value chains (GVCs)? The debate about potential effects of digitalisation takes two extremes. While some see digitalisation as the solution to many problems in society, including the reduction of inequality and better working and living conditions for all, others fear that new technologies can be abused to increa ... More
Presented by Dr. Gale RAJ-REICHERT on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:00
Session: PS7.2 Technology and decent jobs
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"The future of work is depending on several factors. One of the important determinants is technological change. We observe an increased speed of technological innovation in the area of digital technology which is no longer confined to routine manufacturing tasks but may spread to numerous non-routine tasks. Although developments in digital technologies have already gained momentum, the main impa ... More
Presented by Dr. Ulrich WALWEI on 4 Jul 2017 at 15:30
Session: PS1.5 The future of globalization and decent work in Asia (1)
Track: Special session 2. The future of globalization and decent work in Asia
"The proposed paper will examine features of the nascent social assistance strategy of Myanmar, a country emerging from a protracted period of dictatorship and acutely challenged by political volatility, poverty and extreme income inequality, and a large informal sector. Three measures introduced by the government are of interest for social policy discourse: trade unions have been legalized; ... More
Presented by Gabriele KOEHLER on 3 Jul 2017 at 11:50
Presented by Michael "Six" SILBERMAN on 4 Jul 2017 at 12:30
Session: Book discussion
Presented by Prof. Jennifer BAIR on 4 Jul 2017 at 13:10
Session: Book discussion
Presented by Dr. James ZHAN on 4 Jul 2017 at 12:50
Presented by Dr. Mark ANNER on 3 Jul 2017 at 17:30
Presented by Prof. Gary GEREFFI on 3 Jul 2017 at 17:50
Session: PS8.3 Non-standard work
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
"The rise of precarious work has become a dominant feature of the neoliberal order, in the Global North as well as in the Global South. Attempts to portray insecure employment as an opportunity for dynamic agents to ‘do their own thing’ have been recycled by proponents of neoliberalism, from De Soto’s glorification of the informal urban economy to the recent ‘uberisation’ of service empl ... More
Presented by Dr. Nicolas PONS-VIGNON on 5 Jul 2017 at 09:40
Session: PS2.5 The future of globalization and decent work in Asia (2)
Track: Special session 2. The future of globalization and decent work in Asia
"Since 2013, South Korea has grown to become the biggest investing country to Vietnam. Over the past decades, however, Korean companies have caused a number of labour problems such as violations of the labour law and wildcat strikes. Korean firms accounted for 24% of all the strikes occurred between 1995 and 2015. In the mean time, Vietnam is at the threshold of major institutional reform in lab ... More
Presented by Dr. Seong-Jae CHO on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:00
Session: PS3.6 Violence in the World of Work
Track: Track I. Work and society
"Using a sub-nationally representative survey, we examine how young women’s nature of occupation affects the domestic violence experienced by them. We find that women in agricultural/non-agricultural labor activities have significantly higher chances of experiencing domestic violence compared to women who are either housewives or unemployed. Also, women whose mothers have experienced domestic vi ... More
Presented by Ms. Akanksha CHOUDHARY on 3 Jul 2017 at 16:00
[Abstract: Informal sector is contributing a significant portion in overall economy of Bangladesh. Particularly, street vendors are a very common informal group in Bangladesh. The number of street vendors is increasing day by day due to unemployment in the formal sector and as means of staving off poverty. These reasons push people to survive in urban and rural areas and earn a decent livelihood. ... More
Presented by Dr. Rizwan KHAIR on 4 Jul 2017 at 09:00
Session: PS4.2 The future of decent jobs
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"When the issues of the labour market are widely discussed in the India, the north-eastern region, which topographical terrain is entirely different from the rest of India is ignored by the researchers and policy makers arguing poor data quality and small land sizes. The workforce participation rate of the region is consistently low then the national average during the post-liberalization period ... More
Presented by Mr. Krishna DAS on 4 Jul 2017 at 09:40
Session: PS1.7 The Competition for Global Investment: High Stakes for Regional Actors in Terms of Jobs, Institutions, Ecosystems, Sustainability and Democracy
Track: Organized session 7: The Competition for Global Investment: High Stakes for Regional Actors in Terms of Jobs, Institutions, Ecosystems, Sustainability and Democracy
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Presented by Prof. Christian LÉVESQUE on 3 Jul 2017 at 12:10
Session: PS2.7 Reducing precarious work in Europe through social dialogue: Case studies and policy lessons
Track: Organized session 8: Reducing precarious work in Europe through social dialogue: Case studies and policy lessons
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Presented by Dr. Philippe MÉHAUT on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:40
Session: PS1.2 Sharing the gains: The future of income and productivity growth
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
This paper introduces a method to calculate the cost of decent living for a large number of countries. The proposed approach is innovative in the way that it uses prices collected through web-surveys in order to provide timely, reasonably accurate and globally comparable estimates. Cost of Living Survey initiated by WageIndicator is specifically designed to ask web visitors about consumer prices f ... More
Presented by Dr. Martin GUZI on 3 Jul 2017 at 12:30
"Increasingly, social justice is being recognised as the aim of development. This is a strategic shift from the view that economic growth alone is the goal of development. This means economic growth is worthwhile only if it leads to social justice in the form of elimination of poverty, promotion of socio-economic rights, reasonable income and reduction of inequalities. Similarly, it has been sugge ... More
Presented by Ms. Abigail OSIKI on 3 Jul 2017 at 15:00
Session: PS3.1 Wages
Track: Track I. Work and society
"After two decades’ extraordinary economic growth, China has now stepped into “new normal stage”, implying that China’s economy will not grow as fast as before and is more likely to slow down in a gradual manner. Meanwhile, the Chinese government has initiated all-round policy measures to promote so called “supply-side reform” in an effort to keep China’s economic growth on a sustain ... More
Presented by Prof. Yongjian HU on 3 Jul 2017 at 16:20
Session: PS7.2 Technology and decent jobs
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"For long, the consensus has been that most of the recent technological changes have been skill biased, that is complementing high-skill workers and substituting low-skill employees (Katz and Autor, 1999). However, skill biased technological change on its own cannot explain a prominent and relatively recent phenomenon: the decline in the share of middle wage occupations relative to high and low-wa ... More
Presented by Ms. Raquel SEBASTIÁN LAGO on 4 Jul 2017 at 16:10
Session: PS5.5 GSC2: Emerging Approaches to Promoting Decent Work in GSCs: Strengthening Linkages
Track: Special session 1. Better Work in Global Supply Chains: implications for the future of work
"The role of multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) in shaping social standards within global production networks (GPNs) has proliferated substantially over the past two decades. MSIs are institutions (or inter-organisational domains) in which multinational enterprises (MNEs) alongside civil society organisations (CSOs) choose to cooperate in an attempt to improve the social conditions of workers an ... More
Presented by Ms. Natalie LANGFORD on 4 Jul 2017 at 12:00
Session: PS9.3 Self-employment: Real or Ficticious
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
Across Europe, self-employment is a work situation characterised by specific regulations regarding individual and collective rights and obligations applying to the person performing the work. It is differentiated from salaried employment – a relationship where employees are subordinated to the employers’ organisation of work, such as working time, tasks and pay. Conversely, self-employed have ... More
Presented by Mr. Mathijn WILKENS on 5 Jul 2017 at 11:20
Session: PS2.7 Reducing precarious work in Europe through social dialogue: Case studies and policy lessons
Track: Organized session 8: Reducing precarious work in Europe through social dialogue: Case studies and policy lessons
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Presented by Arjan KEIZER on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:20
Session: PS3.4 Labour Regulation and Vulnerable Workers
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"For decades trade has been one of the most important urban economic sectors with regard to income earning opportunities in Ghana, including both self-employment and (mostly informal) employment. In an attempt to protect this sector from foreign competition the Ghana Investment Act of 1994, although generally aimed at promoting foreign investment in the country, consequently foreigners from engagi ... More
Presented by Dr. Karsten GIESE on 3 Jul 2017 at 16:40
Session: PS10.2 “Green workers” and self-help for new jobs
Track: Track I. Work and society
"In India, the work participation rates of women are substantially lower than that of men. It is observed that women have to put in long hours of unpaid household labour and face pervasive wage discrimination. Biases against girls/women lead to inaccessibility of girls/women to education and health which results in poor human capital development and a low labour force participation rate among wom ... More
Presented by Prof. Ishita MUKHOPADHYAY on 5 Jul 2017 at 15:00
Session: PS1.7 The Competition for Global Investment: High Stakes for Regional Actors in Terms of Jobs, Institutions, Ecosystems, Sustainability and Democracy
Track: Organized session 7: The Competition for Global Investment: High Stakes for Regional Actors in Terms of Jobs, Institutions, Ecosystems, Sustainability and Democracy
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Presented by Prof. Phil ALMOND on 3 Jul 2017 at 12:30
Session: PS3.5 Flexible Work Arrangements and Their Effects on the World of Work
Track: Organized session 6: Flexible Work Arrangements and Their Effects on the World of Work
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Presented by Dr. Heejung CHUNG on 3 Jul 2017 at 17:00
Session: PS8.1 Shifting working times: paid and unpaid work
Track: Track I. Work and society
"Flexible working is increasingly being used as a strategy to balance work with family life and at the same time increase workers’ productivity. Studies have shown the potential impact flexible working can have on work-life balance, and parental time spent with children. One aspect of flexible working that have not received as much attention is the tendency for the flexible boundaries to expand ... More
Presented by Dr. Heejung CHUNG on 5 Jul 2017 at 09:40
Session: PS6.2 Overcoming informality and vulnerability
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"The advancement of neo-liberalism has informed discourses and practices based on the assumption that government authorities should not or are not capable of assuming the main responsibility of protecting people’s livelihoods. Individuals and communities are increasingly pressured to rely on their own resources to confront hardships. There is a strong body of the literature on cooperation models ... More
Presented by Dr. Sonia DIAS on 4 Jul 2017 at 14:10
Session: PS1.2 Sharing the gains: The future of income and productivity growth
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
We explore the job market impact of a free trade agreement between China and Latin America. We consider the case of Uruguay, in light of the country’s current negotiations to sign a trade deal with China. We analyze trade flows with China and compute the probability of robotization of each job position potentially affected by the Chinese competition. We built upon previous literature to develop ... More
Presented by Dr. Ignacio MUNYO on 3 Jul 2017 at 12:10
Session: PS10.1 Women's labour force participation (2)
Track: Track I. Work and society
The paper analyses gender dimensions of global employment trends using the ILO’s Employment Trends data with a focus on unemployment, vulnerable employment and sectoral change, specifically highlighting gender differences. The paper also explores mega factors, such as demographic transition, environmental transformation, technological change, and globalization, which have substantial implication ... More
Presented by Ms. Naoko OTOBE on 5 Jul 2017 at 14:40
Session: PS7.6 Decent Work and Global Industrial Relations
Track: Organized session 3: Decent Work and Global Industrial Relations
"Global Collective Agreements (GCAs) are, as the name indicates, agreements negotiated between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and global union federations (GUFs) aiming at the establishment of minimum labour standards, applicable to all of a MNE’s worldwide operations. As frameworks of principle their basic content refers to the four core labour standards within the ... More
Presented by Ms. Fabiana AVELAR PEREIRA on 4 Jul 2017 at 15:30
Session: PS8.5 GSC5: Roundtable Discussion: Rising Powers, Labour Standards and the Governance of Global Production: Findings from China, Brazil and India
Track: Special session 1. Better Work in Global Supply Chains: implications for the future of work
This paper adopts a political economy approach to demonstrate how local state, trade union, global capital, workers and pro-labor civil society interacted to shape labour relations in China from 2008 to 2017. A historical comparative method was adopted to analyze the historical trend and compare the period of 2008 to 2012 and 2013 to 2017. Within this decade, China has experienced changes on two f ... More
Presented by Dr. Chris CHAN on 5 Jul 2017 at 09:00
Session: PS10.4 Measuring the Effects and Effectiveness of Labour Regulation
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"This study investigates the impact of governance and regulatory framework on employment and unemployment in Nigeria, with employment effect captured at aggregate and sectoral levels. Kaitz-type index of minimum wage is constructed to measure the effect of minimum wage, union density is used to capture the effect of unionism, and composite governance index for the country is constructed using simp ... More
Presented by Dr. Abiodun FOLAWEWO on 5 Jul 2017 at 14:20
Session: PS3.3 Global Supply Chains (2)
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
"This paper studies the international reverse supply chain* of e-waste (electronic and electrical waste) to capture the back-end of globalized electronics production and consumption. It goes beyond the glamour and sophistication of the electronics industry to reveal the menace of unmanageable proportions of toxic e-waste generation in an increasingly globalized economy. Despite international conve ... More
Presented by Dr. Somjita LAHA on 3 Jul 2017 at 16:20
Session: PS8.2 Strengthening labour standards
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"ILO Conventions C026 and C131 challenge countries to implement minimum wage-fixing mechanisms. In 2015 C026 had been ratified by 104 and C131 by 52 of the 186 member countries. However, no data discloses how many ILO-members have implemented a statutory minimum wage (SMW). This paper adresses four questions: how many countries do have a SMW? How many apply differentiated MWs? How many set MW by C ... More
Presented by Dr. Kea TIJDENS on 5 Jul 2017 at 09:40
Session: PS4.3 Platform economy
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
"The digital economy has led to the emergence of new forms of employment over the past years, like crowd-work, casual work and ICT-based mobile work. These forms of work relationships are increasingly gaining popularity globally and are emblematic of a significant change within non-standard forms of employment. Crowd work through on-line platforms has effectively reduced transaction costs and bols ... More
Presented by Uma RANI on 4 Jul 2017 at 09:20
Presented by Ms. Elissa BRAUNSTEIN on 3 Jul 2017 at 10:30
Session: PS5.3 Future challenges: Automation, employment contracts and working time
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
'THE FUTURE OF GLOBALIZATION AND DECENT WORK IN ASIA' Technical progress is instrumental to the growth of developing countries. Traditionally the developing countries in Asia like India, China, Indonesia have been competing in the Information industry due to low-cost labour. However in the era of automation and artificial intelligence, there is a threat to employment in these industries. These ... More
Presented by Nausheen NIZAMI on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:20
Session: PS5.2 Wage inequality: Dynamics and policies
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"This study explores the effect of rise in part-time work on household income inequality and poverty. Comparative analysis between the Netherlands, Germany and South Korea states that the qualities of part-time jobs are deterministic to the role of part-time growth in income distribution. Using the panel analysis on the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (GSEOP), 1984-2013 and the Korean Labor and ... More
Presented by Dr. Hyeon-Kyeong KIM on 4 Jul 2017 at 12:00
Session: PS1.3 Care work
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
"This paper provides a comparative analysis of trade union action towards migrant and precarious workers in the care sectors in the UK and the Netherlands. It combines insights from the literatures on labour market segmentation and trade union (revitalization) strategies, building on attempts already made in this respect (Benassi and Dorigatti, 2015, Pulignano et al., 2015). In relation to the f ... More
Presented by Dr. Stefania MARINO on 3 Jul 2017 at 12:10
Session: PS5.2 Wage inequality: Dynamics and policies
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"Gender diversity and its consequences in relation to work and economy are much discussed topics in India today. Women constitute almost half the population of India (48%) (Census India, 2011) and thus half of its potential labour force. But the LFPR of women in India has been constantly declining and stands at merely 28.6% for 2014 (The World Bank, 2016). This implies that half of the potential t ... More
Presented by Rupa KORDE on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:20
Session: PS10.2 “Green workers” and self-help for new jobs
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"This paper explores the linkages between climate change and the world of work with a focus on indigenous peoples. Being the poorest among the poor, climate change has severe implications for indigenous peoples, especially given that nearly 100 million people globally can be pushed back into poverty by 2030 due to climate change. The paper highlights the magnitude of climate related threats, the c ... More
Presented by Rishabh DHIR on 5 Jul 2017 at 14:00
Presented by Dr. Laura ALFERS on 3 Jul 2017 at 11:30
Session: PS6.4 Regulating Informal Work and Self-Employment
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"Social regulations, together with social benefits, are backbones of modern welfare state. The Chinese government has made several new laws on social regulations, including the Labour Contract Law in 2008 and the Social Insurance Law in 2011, to provide universal labour and social protection to workers. The successful implementation of these social regulations is crucial for human well-being and s ... More
Presented by Dr. Zhuoyi WEN on 4 Jul 2017 at 14:10
Session: PS2.5 The future of globalization and decent work in Asia (2)
Track: Special session 2. The future of globalization and decent work in Asia
"This paper presents interest representation of emerging groups of workers in South Korea and China. It explores how interests of new groups of workers have been represented in existing industrial relations institutions using non-standard workers in South Korea and migrant workers in China as examples. In recent years unions have faced the challenges stemming from increasing non-standard workers i ... More
Presented by Dr. Jeong-Hee LEE on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:20
Session: PS6.7 Social dialogue, collective bargaining and labour regulation
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
This paper discusses trajectories of labour power in the making. Taking a practice theory perspective on power resources, the paper asks how trade unions attempted to use changes in the industrial landscape since the factory collapse of Rana Plaza in 2013 to build the power of labour in Bangladesh. The paper finds that international allies do present novel opportunities for domestic trade union em ... More
Presented by Dr. Sabrina ZAJAK on 4 Jul 2017 at 13:30
Session: PS2.2 Trajectories into decent jobs for youths
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"Today, over 40% of the world’s youth are either unemployed or have a job but live in poverty. Around 71 million young women and men worldwide are unemployed and a further 156 million young people who have jobs still live in poverty earning less than US$3.10 per day (ILO, World Employment and Social Outlook 2016: Trends for Youth, 2016). Young people continue to suffer disproportionately from de ... More
Presented by Prof. Niall O'HIGGINS on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:00
Session: Book discussion
Presented by Dr. Sangheon LEE
Session: PS3.5 Flexible Work Arrangements and Their Effects on the World of Work
Track: Organized session 6: Flexible Work Arrangements and Their Effects on the World of Work
"Many employers appear to be increasingly relying on less predictable and stable shifts with shorter advance notice scheduling, even on-call working. Meanwhile, the integration of work and nonwork life is increasingly dependent on employees’ ability to receive their preferred daily and weekly work schedule. Some employees have been gaining more autonomy over their own hours or schedules, however ... More
Presented by Lonnie GOLDEN on 3 Jul 2017 at 16:00
Session: PS1.4 Unions and the Governance of Work
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"The Trade Union Ordinance and the Industrial Disputes Act together with the many international conventions, covenants and universal standards that Sri Lanka has promulgated and ratified, indicate comprehensive coverage for trade unionism in Sri Lanka. However, there are many criticisms and allegations put forward by various stakeholders questioning the real coverage and effectiveness of these tra ... More
Presented by Dr. Arosha ADIKARAM on 3 Jul 2017 at 11:30
Session: PS4.6 Migration and Work (1)
Track: Organized session 1: Migration and Work
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Presented by Dr. Stephen CLIBBORN on 4 Jul 2017 at 09:20
Session: PS9.6 On-call work and related forms of casual employment in developed economies (2)
Track: Organized session 5: On-call work and related forms of casual employment in developed economies
"Just-in-time or unstable work schedules are schedules in which the times of work vary and workers have little or no control over that variability, either as individuals or through collective agreements. Their main attraction for employers is flexibility: the ability to respond to changes in demand and other contingencies, measured in small intervals of time. However, such scheduling practices ... More
Presented by Elaine MCCRATE on 5 Jul 2017 at 11:20
Session: PS5.6 Migration and Work (2)
Track: Organized session 1: Migration and Work
"Irregular migration became an alarming issue over the last decade for both developed and developing countries. A prevailing assumption in migration policy is that labor market and institutional characteristics play a crucial role in pushing people to leave their home countries in search for better life prospects. This paper examines this hypothesis using a unique dataset covering young people ... More
Presented by Dr. Ali FAKIH on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:00
Session: PS2.4 Regulating the gig economy
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
The growth of the sharing economy, the increasing number of people working in this sector and the new forms of organization of work put in question the regulation of the labor market and the enforcement of labor law. Technological development offers opportunities for creating jobs and poses challenges to identify if and how to apply labor standards to new situations. In other words, while technolo ... More
Presented by Mr. Renan BERNARDI KALIL on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:00
Session: PS8.4 Assessing the Effects of Supply Chain Regulation
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"Labour Conditions in Global Value Chains in India: The Case of Handknotted Carpet Manufacturing Cluster Does the insertion of cluster into the GVC ensure ‘decent work’ for all the workers, and does the implementation of codes of labour standards by the lead firms result in ‘social upgrading’ of the workers in the cluster? This study addresses this issue by taking the case of Bhadohi-Mir ... More
Presented by Mr. Amit GIRI on 5 Jul 2017 at 09:40
Session: PS10.1 Women's labour force participation (2)
Track: Track I. Work and society
"Female labour force participation rate, defined as the percentage of a country’s working age female population that is engaged in the labour market, is an important driver (and outcome) of growth and development. Recently, the declining labour force participation rate (LFPR) of women in India has become a matter of central focus for social scientists, as it has posed to be a hindrance in the pa ... More
Presented by Ms. Sudipa SARKAR on 5 Jul 2017 at 15:00
Session: PS9.2 Regulating decent work: Issues and labour market outcomes
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
This paper explores trends in the formalisation and informalisation of work with the focus on an India-China comparison. A first task in is to define what is meant by informal work. The definitions used by international agencies are not uniform and different countries have distinct approaches. There are numerous dimensions to informality which are not all captured in statistical data. There i ... More
Presented by Prof. Simon DEAKIN on 5 Jul 2017 at 11:40
Session: PS5.6 Migration and Work (2)
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"The political situation in Africa and especially in the Middle East led to a dramatic increase of migration because of political or religious persecution. A large proportion of persons arriving in the European Union applied for asylum in Germany. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees counted more than 1.1 million first applications for asylum in 2015 and 2016. The increase in immigrati ... More
Presented by Dr. Martin DIETZ on 4 Jul 2017 at 12:00
Session: PS8.5 GSC5: Roundtable Discussion: Rising Powers, Labour Standards and the Governance of Global Production: Findings from China, Brazil and India
Track: Special session 1. Better Work in Global Supply Chains: implications for the future of work
The Tiruppur Knitwear Cluster (TKC) in south India represents a classic case of southern production for global buyers at least since the 1980s.  With a strong and expanding base of fully export oriented enterprises in this bustling small town the dynamics of labour has emerged an important area of concern.  While low wages and a disregard for decent working conditions have often been reported th ... More
Presented by Prof. Keshab DAS on 5 Jul 2017 at 09:20
Session: PS3.4 Labour Regulation and Vulnerable Workers
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"The regulation of work in the United Kingdom has broadly shifted from an emphasis on collective to more individual forms of regulation since the 1980s (e.g. Colling, 2006). This forms part of a fundamental shift in the nature of labour relations in the UK (Howell, 2005). However even within this new individual framework the enforcing of individual rights has become increasingly difficult given re ... More
Presented by Prof. Miguel MARTINEZ LUCIO
Session: PS9.5 Social Protection and Human Rights
Track: Organized session 4: Social Protection and Human Rights
"Social protection is an essential condition for social and economic development for all, but particularly for those that experience poverty and social exclusion. Social protection programmes can play a crucial role in alleviating and preventing poverty and vulnerability to secure people's well-being. They can also enhance the productivity, employability and economic development of people by creat ... More
Presented by Ms. Catalina DEVANDAS AGUILAR on 5 Jul 2017 at 12:00
Session: Opening ceremony
on 3 Jul 2017 at 09:25
"This paper reviews the erosion of labor and social protections for U.S. workers and households over recent decades. It discusses the causes and the relative weight of different elements of the erosion in order to bring clarity to the discussion of reforms needed to effectively address the future of work and social protection. It proposes a framework of policy objectives and principles to guide re ... More
Presented by Ms. Sandra POLASKI on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:00
Session: PS2.7 Reducing precarious work in Europe through social dialogue: Case studies and policy lessons
Track: Organized session 8: Reducing precarious work in Europe through social dialogue: Case studies and policy lessons
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Presented by Dr. Claudia WEINKOPF on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:00
Session: PS1.3 Care work
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"Researchers interested in the impact of employment, care and migration regimes on migrant care workers have focused on the complex interplay of institutions, policies, national and global conditions that produce both the conditions of work for care workers, and the conditions of care (Williams 2012; Simonazzi 2009). In particular, a number of studies have focused on the role of domestic migratio ... More
Presented by Prof. Sara CHARLESWORTH on 3 Jul 2017 at 12:30
Session: PS4.2 The future of decent jobs
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"A detailed account of job quality is largely missing from the academic and policy debates concerning the state of the Greek labour market before and during the current crisis. To some extent, this is understandable: in the thriving, pre-crisis, economy, with rising wages and employment, the quality of the jobs and the actual experiences of workers can be obscured by increasing relative affluence ... More
Presented by Andreas KORNELAKIS on 4 Jul 2017 at 09:20
Session: PS1.7 The Competition for Global Investment: High Stakes for Regional Actors in Terms of Jobs, Institutions, Ecosystems, Sustainability and Democracy
Track: Organized session 7: The Competition for Global Investment: High Stakes for Regional Actors in Terms of Jobs, Institutions, Ecosystems, Sustainability and Democracy
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Presented by Prof. Peter FAIRBROTHER on 3 Jul 2017 at 11:50
Session: PS7.4 Employment relations, collective bargaining and equality
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"Inequality of opportunity, treatment and outcomes between women and men still persists in global labour markets. Achieving gender equality in the workplace remains one of the biggest challenges for governments, social partners and management at enterprise level. Gender-based discrimination often occurs at the recruitment stage on grounds of pregnancy, or potential child bearing and rearing and th ... More
Presented by Dr. Verena SCHMIDT on 4 Jul 2017 at 15:30
Session: PS2.4 Regulating the gig economy
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"Recent technological developments – in information and communication, robotics, ‘machine learning’ and, increasingly, artificial intelligence – are having pervasive and disruptive effects on work and labour markets. Unsurprisingly, these developments have triggered a growing anxiety about the future of work and economic progress. There has been increasing concern about the effectiveness o ... More
Presented by Dr. Joshua HEALY on 3 Jul 2017 at 15:00
Session: PS3.2 Youth employment of the future: Challenges and barriers
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
Youth unemployment in Africa has been a major concern during the last decade. Despite efforts made by different governments to create more jobs, unemployment rates are still high. In addition to high unemployment rates, there is proliferation of Non-Standard Employment (NSE) which includes underemployment, informal jobs and precarious jobs in particular, that affect mainly young wage earners in Su ... More
Presented by Mr. Paul Brice KENFAC DONGMEZO on 3 Jul 2017 at 16:00
Session: PS4.3 Platform economy
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
"In 1987, Richard Hyman posed the question as to how far microprocessor-based systems have been integrated with a widespread strategy for the control of labour (Hyman 1987). This issue remains just as relevant today, as crowdwork poses interesting challenges for labour-capital relations. Online recommendation systems, which have become ubiquitous for grading films (Netflix), holidays (TripAdviso ... More
Presented by Prof. Debra HOWCROFT on 4 Jul 2017 at 09:00
Session: PS8.6 On-call work and related forms of casual employment in developed economies (1)
Track: Organized session 5: On-call work and related forms of casual employment in developed economies
"This paper reviews evidence in New Zealand and Australia concerning on-call (or ‘on-demand’) workers, defined as individuals who are available for work but are only called in for work as and when they are needed. On-call work can be divided into either a minimum-hour work arrangement (where the worker is guaranteed a minimum number of hours but the bulk of their weekly hours can be flexed ... More
Presented by Dr. Iain CAMPBELL on 5 Jul 2017 at 09:40
Session: Opening ceremony
Presented by Ha-Nam PHANG, Jill RUBERY, Gerhard BOSCH on 3 Jul 2017 at 09:15
Session: Opening ceremony
Presented by Mr. Guy RYDER on 3 Jul 2017 at 09:05
Session: PS1.5 The future of globalization and decent work in Asia (1)
Track: Special session 2. The future of globalization and decent work in Asia
"The inequality has started to grow since mid-1990s in the Korean economy. The Gini coefficient of household income was 0.254 in 1992, has increased to 0.320, and 0.305 in 2015. The trade intensity(the share of export and import relative to GDP) was 51.3 in 1992, 104.5 in 2008, and 88.1 in 2015. The Korean economy began to trade with China in 1992, joined OECD, and opened up capital market. The 19 ... More
Presented by Prof. Byung You CHEON on 3 Jul 2017 at 11:30
Session: PS2.4 Regulating the gig economy
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"The proliferation of gig work has caused some to suggest that technological change was redefining the ‘future of work’, fundamentally altering the way labor markets function (Scarpetta, 2016). The operational success of many platforms relies on an ‘on-demand’ workforce, characterized by a high prevalence of non-standard workers who shoulder an increased level of risk, with limited access ... More
Presented by Mr. Christopher LAND-KAZLAUSKAS, Hannah JOHNSTON on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:20
Session: PS2.6 Education and Learning
Track: Track I. Work and society
"This article assesses the educational mismatch of overeducated workers as a process that mediates between the exclusion of employment and the exclusion of productive, protected, and adequately remunerated employment. We estimate the risk simultaneous risks of receiving a remuneration lower than the average of the occupation´s sector and being uninsured among over-skilled workers in three differe ... More
Presented by Ms. Ana Ruth ESCOTO CASTILLO on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:30
"A critical policy which promotes both health equity and economic opportunity through continued employment is access to paid family and medical leave (FML). While most developed nations offer paid leave the U.S. does not. Current US FML policy is an amalgamation of federal and state level paid and unpaid policies. Embedded in these policies are criteria which limit access to FML due to eligibility ... More
Presented by Dr. Pamela JOSHI on 3 Jul 2017 at 11:50
Session: PS8.1 Shifting working times: paid and unpaid work
Track: Track I. Work and society
Both paid and unpaid work contribute to the realization of human potential. In these two domains of work, men´s and women´s roles are generally very different . Unpaid work is shaped by gender relations as they intersect with class, race, ethnicity and sexuality. Gender relations are the result of the way social processes act on specific biological categories and form social relations between th ... More
Presented by Sanghamitra KANJILAL on 5 Jul 2017 at 09:20
Session: PS3.5 Flexible Work Arrangements and Their Effects on the World of Work
Track: Organized session 6: Flexible Work Arrangements and Their Effects on the World of Work
Part-time work is frequently presented as a means of integrating specific groups, such as women and students, into the labour force, as its shorter hours allow them to reconcile paid work with their other personal obligations. However, part-time work is also associated with significant inequalities, notably in terms of job quality, career prospects, social protection, and wage rates—known as the ... More
Presented by Mr. Nikhil RAY on 3 Jul 2017 at 16:40
Session: PS6.1 Employment and social protection in the digital economy (1)
Track: Track I. Work and society
"Digitalization is accompanied by the rise of new forms of employment (i. a. crowdwork and work on demand via apps). Digital work can be carried out in the form of dependent as well as independent employment. According to the current legal framework, the new forms of work can usually only be classified as self-employed work in the form of ‘solo self-employment’, despite the fact that platforms ... More
Presented by Dr. Olga CHESALINA on 4 Jul 2017 at 13:50
Session: PS3.1 Wages
Track: Track I. Work and society
"Pointing the moral compass at the Living Wage Julie Douglas and Candice Harris Both the concept and implementation of a living wage has been well documented (see for example King, 2016; Prowse & Fells, 2016) and the need for a response to the ongoing and growing inequalities that exist is undisputed. Whether this is from political, economic or social pragmatic reasoning, the basis for all d ... More
Presented by Dr. Julie DOUGLAS on 3 Jul 2017 at 16:00
Session: PS5.4 Labour Regulation in developing countries
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"Globally, the governments of large metropolitan areas are confronted with growing numbers of workers trapped in informal and precarious work, whether as part of the informal economy or due to non-standard employment or regulatory evasion in the formal sector. Commonly, the legal framework to regulate employment and social protections is defined by federal laws, yet it is at the local level that ... More
Presented by Elizabeth O'CONNOR on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:00
Session: PS8.3 Non-standard work
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
The academic debate concerning precarious work has been predominantly one-sided: while significant emphasis has been placed on the approach and strategies of trade unions, not much attention has been paid on other institutional actors, e.g. employers’ associations and individual employers. However, employers are responsible as the core agents for deciding on the terms of employment engagement an ... More
Presented by Dr. Aristea KOUKIADAKI on 5 Jul 2017 at 10:00
Session: PS3.4 Labour Regulation and Vulnerable Workers
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"Declaring support for core labour rights but then declining to cite and/or abide by ILO core conventions is perhaps one of the most effective ways of undermining these rights. This stealth attack creates confusion as to exactly what has been agreed upon, and it destabilizes any enforcement activity. The most important manifestation of this approach relates to the Employers’ support for the ... More
Presented by Janice BELLACE on 3 Jul 2017 at 17:00
Session: PS4.4 The political economy of governance
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"This paper considers the effective promotion of collective bargaining in the wake of the financial crisis. It is directed to track 4 of the conference, as it considers the challenge of rights enforcement in financially-constrained states and the role that transnational standards, and the adjudication and development of those standards can have in promoting those rights. On a theoretical level, ... More
Presented by Dr. Lisa RODGERS on 4 Jul 2017 at 09:20
Session: PS7.5 GSC4: Roundtable Discussion: Empirical Lessons for Decent Work in GSCs: the Case of Better Work
Track: Special session 1. Better Work in Global Supply Chains: implications for the future of work
The Better Factories Cambodia program shifted from relatively closed factory audit reports to making the audit reports publicly available.  Several economic theories suggest that public disclosure affects performance.  Using a panel of apparel factories in Cambodia that participate in Better Factories Cambodia, we test the hypothesis that public disclosure was followed by a change in compliance ... More
Presented by Prof. Raymond ROBERTSON on 4 Jul 2017 at 16:10
Session: PS7.5 GSC4: Roundtable Discussion: Empirical Lessons for Decent Work in GSCs: the Case of Better Work
Track: Special session 1. Better Work in Global Supply Chains: implications for the future of work
Economic globalization and the organization of production in global production networks (GPNs) create significant challenges for the goal of securing global labour standards. The struggle for decent work is particularly strong in GPNs of the garment, apparel- and footwear industry due to decentralized production, labour-intensive, manual work and strong international market pressures. Since the be ... More
Presented by Ms. Judith STROEHLE on 4 Jul 2017 at 16:30
Session: PS3.4 Labour Regulation and Vulnerable Workers
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
This paper presents a new way of comparing labour market regulations worldwide, i.e., through worker rights perspective. It documents a new tool, called DecentWorkCheck and uses it to analyse de-jure labour market institutions around 48 themes in 152 countries of the world. This selfassessment tool uses substantive elements of decent work agenda and converts these into legal indicators/questions ... More
Presented by Mr. Iftikhar AHMAD on 3 Jul 2017 at 16:20
Session: Closing ceremony
Presented by Guy RYDER, John HOWE on 5 Jul 2017 at 17:30
Session: PS7.1 Employment and social protection in the digital economy (2)
Track: Track I. Work and society
"In recent years, the increasing process of digitalization of work has gradually blurred the boundaries between work and private life. Therefore, new issues concerning workers’ protection arose. One of the main topics on this matter is related to employees’ tendency to utilize technological devices, as smartphones and tablets, to remain “connected” to work outside the normal working time. ... More
Presented by Dr. Matteo AVOGARO on 4 Jul 2017 at 15:50
Session: PS5.3 Future challenges: Automation, employment contracts and working time
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
"The future of work in the European Union countries is related to the industrial relations transformations that is taking place in the last decade. One of most important transformation is related to internal flexibility at company level through collective bargaining. This paper focusing on the debate about of the role of collective bargaining over the internal flexibility in the European Union (EU ... More
Presented by Dr. SANTOS RUESGA on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:00
Session: PS7.4 Employment relations, collective bargaining and equality
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"This paper reconsiders the Varieties of Capitalism (VoC) framework in the context of recent employment relations developments at the industry, national and transnational levels. It focuses on outcomes relating to the trajectory of continuity and change within and between national systems, particularly with respect to the incidence of standard versus non-standard employment relationships, the patt ... More
Presented by Prof. Greg J. BAMBER on 4 Jul 2017 at 16:10
Session: PS9.5 Social Protection and Human Rights
Track: Organized session 4: Social Protection and Human Rights
This paper offers an analysis of the implications of the dominant framework that has so far guided migration policy in Asia and shaped intra-Asian migration patterns and dynamics. It identifies institutional gaps that hamper the realization of migrants’ human and labour rights in East, Southeast, South and West Asia. The key argument advanced is that the dominant project of migration governance ... More
Presented by Prof. Nicola PIPER on 5 Jul 2017 at 11:15
Session: PS1.5 The future of globalization and decent work in Asia (1)
Track: Special session 2. The future of globalization and decent work in Asia
"Chinese multinational enterprises (MNEs) are emerging as increasingly prominent actors in the global political economy. Since the late 1990s, China has adopted a ‘Going Out’ policy that entails accelerated outward direct investment (ODI) and the internationalisation of Chinese firms. Its latest ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR) strategy is aimed at broadening China’s role in global markets, su ... More
Presented by Dr. Mimi ZOU on 3 Jul 2017 at 12:10
Session: PS2.4 Regulating the gig economy
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"In the post-industrial world of work, where forms of work organisation are disrupting the standard employment contract, an area of growing interest among scholars and policy advisors is the changing patterns of employment regulation and the challenges that need to be addressed. The paper considers a multidisciplinary theoretical approach to the topic of the employment regulation, focussing on ... More
Presented by Ms. Cristina INVERSI on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:40
Session: PS1.4 Unions and the Governance of Work
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"The nature of the policymaking process (PMP) in Latin American countries changed during the 2000s. In this context, the Uruguayan case highlights the importance of an active relationship between trade unions-government coalitions in implementing and extending socioeconomic reforms. First, the Uruguayan experience brings evidence about how an active partnership between political coalitions and tra ... More
Presented by Mr. Juan VALESCO on 3 Jul 2017 at 12:10
Session: PS1.6 Unacceptable Forms of Work (UFW): global dialogue/local innovation
Track: Special session 3. Unacceptable Forms of Work (UFW): global dialogue/local innovation
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Presented by Shelley MARSHALL on 3 Jul 2017 at 11:50
Session: PS6.5 GSC3: Promoting Decent Work for Vulnerable Workers in GSCs
Track: Special session 1. Better Work in Global Supply Chains: implications for the future of work
"The expansion of global retail value chains has significant implications for analysis of gendered patterns of work. Within the retail sector supermarkets, agrifood and manufacturing brands play a central role transforming production, processing, distribution and consumption across developed and developing countries. Global retail, well established in Europe and North America, is rapidly taking ho ... More
Presented by Prof. Stephanie BARRIENTOS on 4 Jul 2017 at 13:30
Session: PS4.5 GSC1: Governance to Promote Decent Work in GSCs
Track: Special session 1. Better Work in Global Supply Chains: implications for the future of work
"For the last twenty years, both academic researchers who study global value chains and activists who try to influence them have generally operated from the same premise: efforts to achieve decent work in “buyer-driven” value chains must focus on changing the behavior of lead firms. According to this widely-shared perspective, lead firms such as retailers and brands have the power to promote i ... More
Presented by Prof. Jennifer BAIR on 4 Jul 2017 at 09:20
Session: PS8.5 GSC5: Roundtable Discussion: Rising Powers, Labour Standards and the Governance of Global Production: Findings from China, Brazil and India
Track: Special session 1. Better Work in Global Supply Chains: implications for the future of work
The significance of emerging economies, such as China, India and Brazil, is well recognised. China has is the ‘factory to the world’, the leading global manufacturer of various products. India too is a major global player, in the traditional textiles and garment industry and the fast expanding information technology (IT) and IT-related services sectors. Meanwhile, sustained economic growth in ... More
Presented by Prof. Khalid NADVI on 5 Jul 2017 at 10:00
Session: PS7.2 Technology and decent jobs
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"The paper examines possible employment implications of the increased use of robots and ITC-enabled automation in manufacturing and service sectors, focusing on apparel, footwear and electronic assembly in manufacturing and retail and aspects of BPOs in services. New robotic technologies are increasingly able to automate work traditionally done by hand in these labour-intensive manufacturing indus ... More
Presented by Ms. Fernanda BÁRCIA DE MATTOS on 4 Jul 2017 at 15:50
Session: PS2.6 Education and Learning
Track: Track I. Work and society
"In India, Open and Distance Learning (ODL) for secondary and higher secondary level is mainly provided by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). The results from a telephonic survey of 1000 learners who were enrolled with NIOS and completed secondary and higher secondary education during 2008-2012 in selected Indian states showed that two different kinds of learners join NIOS at these t ... More
Presented by Dr. Jyotsna JHA on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:00
Session: PS7.1 Employment and social protection in the digital economy (2)
Track: Track I. Work and society
"On-demand economy or platform economy is usually divided into two types of economic activity: crowdsourcing and local peer to peer service intermediated by digital platform. Crowd work and work on-demand via apps are two types of work corresponding to the two economic activity. In Korea global crowdsourcing is rare because of language barrier and local crowdsourcing is still in infant stage, most ... More
Presented by Dr. Deok HWANG on 4 Jul 2017 at 16:10
Session: PS2.2 Trajectories into decent jobs for youths
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"Survey data from Europe and Australia confirms the widespread availability and use of internships (or ‘traineeships’), especially for young job-seekers looking to make the transition from education to work. One way of categorising such arrangements is to divide them into placements associated with formal education or training programs; periods of work experience associated with ‘active labo ... More
Presented by Prof. Andrew STEWART on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:40
Session: PS10.1 Women's labour force participation (2)
Track: Track I. Work and society
"Globalisation is producing shifting organisational practices in the world of work. Regulatory gaps become apparent where global supply chains involve multiple entities that employ workers across nations. With the rise of non-standard, insecure work the challenge for the International Labour Organization (‘ILO’) is the decline of the labour rights and organization of workers. Proposed new ... More
Presented by Rachel MCDONALD on 5 Jul 2017 at 14:00
Session: PS2.6 Education and Learning
Track: Track I. Work and society
"Investments in education and training have been considered critical to human capital formation and economic productivity of nations (Ashton et al., 1999). However, globally the nature of investments in education have been changing, with 'skills formation' having come to be accepted a key driver of the economy (Keep and Mayhew, 2010; Nikson, et al., 2003). Skills education is considered critical t ... More
Presented by Mr. R. MAITHREYI on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:45
Session: PS10.3 Hazardous work
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
"During the past five years or so, tea production in India has suddenly shot up to 1.2 billion kgs annually and it is believed that the rise in production is due to rapid proliferation of small tea growers (STGs). About 35% of total green leaves are contributed by STGs in 2016. Green leaves are processed either in the estates or local factories and then sent to the auction centres. The large tea c ... More
Presented by Dr. Debdulal SAHA on 5 Jul 2017 at 14:00
This study compares the social protection systems for working poor families in South Korea and Japan that have common social problems of prevalent non-regular and part-time work. Using the 2006~15 Korea Welfare Panel Study(KOWEPS) and the 2009~15 Japan Household Panel Survey(JHPS), we evaluate the systems in two ways: i) how social protection systems guarantee basic needs of workable families at t ... More
Presented by Dr. Hyeon-Kyeong KIM on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:40
Session: PS9.1 Women's labour force participation (1)
Track: Track I. Work and society
"Studies into motherhood penalties have regularly reported occupational sorting as a major factor explaining mothers’ lower wages compared to childless women. Surprisingly, there is relatively little research into the motherhood penalty in occupational status as such. Studies that do exist theorize, first, that mothers pay an occupational motherhood penalty due to their inability to combine high ... More
Presented by Ms. Janna BESAMUSCA on 5 Jul 2017 at 12:00
Session: PS6.2 Overcoming informality and vulnerability
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"The study sought to empirically analyze the socioeconomic vulnerability of street vendors and examine the strategies they employ to earn livelihoods from vending in Dire Dawa city, Eastern Ethiopia. Dire Dawa is the second largest city next to the capital Addis Ababa and lie on the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway line and is the commercial hub in the region. The pragmatist stance informed the choic ... More
Presented by Mr. Engida DUBE on 4 Jul 2017 at 13:30
Session: PS9.1 Women's labour force participation (1)
Track: Track I. Work and society
Globalisation has introduced a system of production where flexible work contract or subcontracting system of production is becoming a general practice. Consequently, a set of workers has emerged which is known as ‘home based workers’, among whom, majority are women. Women are mainly concentrated in home-based work due to lack of necessary qualifications and formal training, absence of child ca ... More
Presented by Dr. Anindita SENGUPTA on 5 Jul 2017 at 11:40
Session: PS10.4 Measuring the Effects and Effectiveness of Labour Regulation
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
This paper analyses some macroeconomic implications of the statutory minimum wage in the member states of the European Union and assesses how its institutional design influences these outcomes. First, the paper looks at the institutional dimensions of statutory minimum wage setting. On the basis of this information, an indicator of institutional stringency is built to characterise the degree of pr ... More
Presented by Dr. Aron KISS on 5 Jul 2017 at 14:40
Session: PS5.5 GSC2: Emerging Approaches to Promoting Decent Work in GSCs: Strengthening Linkages
Track: Special session 1. Better Work in Global Supply Chains: implications for the future of work
The home states of multinational enterprises have in recent years sought to use public regulation to fill the gaps left by the absence of a binding labor standards framework in international law. This article examines recent home state initiatives to address forced labor, human trafficking, and slavery in global supply chains, and their interactions with private governance initiatives. Focusing on ... More
Presented by Dr. Genevieve LEBARON on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:00
Session: PS8.2 Strengthening labour standards
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
Although the enforcement of employment standards is generally conceptualized as the responsibility of the state, in fact, a number of state-based and non-state-based actors participate at different levels in the process of ensuring that the law is adhered to. Set in the context of an ongoing crisis of employment standards (ES) enforcement created by a ‘mismatch’ between traditional state-direc ... More
Presented by Dr. Mark THOMAS on 5 Jul 2017 at 09:20
Session: PS3.2 Youth employment of the future: Challenges and barriers
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"Young Australians who are at risk of long term unemployment face a range of regulatory and other system-level challenges. The research for this presentation draws on four separate research projects undertaken in Australia to identify these challenges and to subsequently inform policy and institutional change. Data comprised: (1) 50 de-identified cases of young job seekers registered with a job ac ... More
Presented by Paula MCDONALD on 3 Jul 2017 at 16:40
Session: PS3.3 Global Supply Chains (2)
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) decent work agenda recognizes ‘employment creation, social protection, rights at work, and social dialogue’ as the key elements for promoting sustained and inclusive growth. However, in spite of more than a decade of high economic growth in India, a vast majority of its workforce continues to subsist as self-employed petty producers in the inform ... More
Presented by Ms. Surbhi KESAR on 3 Jul 2017 at 16:00
Session: PS9.1 Women's labour force participation (1)
Track: Track I. Work and society
"Given the changing nature of the global economy, sustainable livelihoods, particularly for women, is an urgent policy issue that also preoccupies researchers and activists. Building on the work of the UN’s recent High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, as well as work by the International Labour Organisation, this paper presents a conceptual framework and preliminary findings for a ... More
Presented by Dr. Gisèle YASMEEN on 5 Jul 2017 at 11:00
Session: PS5.3 Future challenges: Automation, employment contracts and working time
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
"The objective of this paper is to analyse some of the main drivers of the future of work in the specific context of Peru using the most recent information on potential labour market trends (demographics, economic growth and technology). The analysis focus on possible scenarios on employment levels, education and skills demand and supply. The volume of employment is associated with demographic ... More
Presented by Ms. Claudia RUIZ on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:40
"One of the major challenges of the ILO is the transition of economic and labour activity from informality to formality (ILO 204 recommendation, adopted at the 104th Conference held on 12 June 2015). Regarding southern societies, where the informal economy and informal work are a structural obstacle to development, and more specifically Latin America, the regional office of ILO had already develop ... More
Presented by Dr. Raúl LORENTE CAMPOS on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:00
"In 2002, Chile implemented an unemployment insurance system that combines individual savings accounts (UISA) with a risk-sharing component called ""solidarity fund"" (UISF). This combination of funding mechanisms had three purposes. First, to provide unemployment protection at a minimal cost to the State as the individual savings account mechanism obviates the need for expensive administrative st ... More
Presented by Mr. Joaquin PRIETO on 4 Jul 2017 at 09:20
Session: PS10.4 Measuring the Effects and Effectiveness of Labour Regulation
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
Leximetric data coding techniques aim to measure cross-national and inter-temporal variations in the content of legal rules, thereby facilitating statistical analysis of legal systems and their social and economic impacts. In this paper we explain how leximetric methods were used to create the CBR Labour Index (CBR-LRI), an index and related dataset of labour laws from around the world spanning ... More
Presented by Prof. Simon DEAKIN on 5 Jul 2017 at 14:00
Session: PS6.7 Social dialogue, collective bargaining and labour regulation
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
Previous debates on the functioning of social dialogue concentrated on the analysis of the effects of different institutional and organisational structures and different legal framework. In this functionalistic approach of different structures and legal frameworks little attention has been given on what accounts for the efficacy of these structures and frameworks. In this paper the role of trust b ... More
Presented by Bernd BRANDL on 4 Jul 2017 at 14:10
Session: PS10.3 Hazardous work
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
The mining industry in many parts of Africa are being revived in order to meet the revenue needs of states. Many actors are therefore found in the mining sector ranging from transnational capital to indigenous firms and workers organisations exploring, prospecting and producing either for local market or for exports. The orgainsation of the sector has significantly influence the conditions of work ... More
Presented by Prof. Dung SHA on 5 Jul 2017 at 14:20
Session: PS2.6 Education and Learning
Track: Track I. Work and society
"With this research we have set out to identify the effective conditions for workforce training devices and, in a larger sense, to identify factors that can help improve workforce skills. In Canada, the Quebec provincial government, in cooperation with labour-market partners, has set up devices called training mutuals. These mutuals are there to improve training activity participation rates wit ... More
Presented by Mr. Yves BLANCHET on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:15
Session: PS9.5 Social Protection and Human Rights
Track: Organized session 4: Social Protection and Human Rights
"In recent years, there has been considerable progress in extending social assistance coverage. Yet, overall, social assistance programmes are not systematically reaching the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, including children, women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities (The World Bank: Social Protection and Labor Strategy 2012–2022. Resilience, Equity and Opportunity). Thus ... More
Presented by Dr. Magdalena SEPULVEDA on 5 Jul 2017 at 11:45
Session: PS6.3 Quality of work
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
The use of telecommuting policies remains controversial for many employers because of the perceived opportunity for shirking outside of the traditional workplace; a problem that is potentially exacerbated if employees work in teams. Using a controlled experiment, where individuals work in teams with varying numbers of telecommuters, we test how telecommuting affects the effort choice of workers. W ... More
Presented by Dr. Krista SARAL on 4 Jul 2017 at 14:30
Session: PS7.5 GSC4: Roundtable Discussion: Empirical Lessons for Decent Work in GSCs: the Case of Better Work
Track: Special session 1. Better Work in Global Supply Chains: implications for the future of work
"Employing a quasi-randomized controlled experiment, we measure the impact of Better Work. Better Work is a joint program of the ILO and IFC, conducting social audits against core labor standards and local labor law in eight countries. Impact indicators include sexual harassment, verbal abuse, physical symptoms, indicators of human trafficking, wages and hours. Data was collected in five coun ... More
Presented by Prof. Drusilla BROWN on 4 Jul 2017 at 15:30
Session: PS4.3 Platform economy
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
The platform economy has been heralded as part of the Fourth Technological revolution that will transform the workplace and possibly contribute to the end of work. Yet surprisingly little attention has been given to analyzing the productivity of platform-based work – as if the mere fact that jobs can be sourced through smartphones or completed on on-line platforms make them productivity enhanci ... More
Presented by Dr. Janine BERG on 4 Jul 2017 at 09:40
"Classical economic theory (mainly based on the Cobb-Douglas production function) assumes the labor income share to be constant over time and at a value of two-thirds. However, there are increasing signs that the labor share has been declining in the last decades, not only in high income countries but also across the developing world. Labor share dynamics, however, are of particular relevance for ... More
Presented by Ms. Katharina TREECK, VAN on 3 Jul 2017 at 11:30
Session: PS5.4 Labour Regulation in developing countries
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"Advanced capitalism needs informalisation and continuous reconfiguration of economic spaces for optimising costs of production to ensure its sustenance. A labour chowk is one such space that has flourished over the decades as a concept where construction workers assemble on a daily basis to find work. It is a negotiated space where the market with an organised system of transactions allows infor ... More
Presented by Ms. Gazal ARORA on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:20
Session: PS8.6 On-call work and related forms of casual employment in developed economies (1)
Track: Organized session 5: On-call work and related forms of casual employment in developed economies
"The paper presents findings from the first study on zero hours work in Ireland which the authors were commissioned to undertake by the Irish Government in 2015. The study sought to examine the prevalence of zero hours and low hours contracts, their operation by Irish employers and the impact on employees. The study used a mixed methods design with quantitative and qualitative data. Qualitati ... More
Presented by Dr. Michelle O'SULLIVAN on 5 Jul 2017 at 09:00
Session: PS6.5 GSC3: Promoting Decent Work for Vulnerable Workers in GSCs
Track: Special session 1. Better Work in Global Supply Chains: implications for the future of work
"Social compliance programs have sought to address workers’ rights violations in global supply chains by focusing on the conduct of suppliers. If a factory owner fires a union organizer, fails to pay minimum wages, or orders workers to stay in the factory beyond the limit on overtime hours, the owner has violated the law. Hence, we are able to clearly identify that the proximate cause of the wor ... More
Presented by Dr. Mark ANNER on 4 Jul 2017 at 13:50
Session: PS1.4 Unions and the Governance of Work
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"This paper provides a comparative overview of key findings on EU-level social partner organisations obtained through the representativeness studies carried out by Eurofound. This includes information on the basis of the mandate to negotiate of EU-level social partners. Key questions of this paper are: - Do EU-level social partners – at cross industry and sectoral level – have the capacity ... More
Presented by Dr. Christian WELZ on 3 Jul 2017 at 11:50
Session: PS4.5 GSC1: Governance to Promote Decent Work in GSCs
Track: Special session 1. Better Work in Global Supply Chains: implications for the future of work
This paper considers the changing role of a set of large and key first tier suppliers to brand firms, namely contract manufacturers, in the governance of labour conditions for decent work in the electronics industry global production network. It examines whether changes amongst contract manufacturers in terms of production and products (for example moving into higher value added and niche markets) ... More
Presented by Dr. Gale RAJ-REICHERT on 4 Jul 2017 at 09:40
Session: PS2.3 Global Supply Chains (1)
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
"Production today is organised in the form of global supply chains (Ruggie, 2013; Wright and Kaine, 2015). The rise of labour market intermediaries (LMIs) parallels the dividing up of production in form of supply chains. Because of the dividing up of production end-user firms tend to subcontract their production to sub-contracting firms that, in turn, rely on workers supplied by LMIs to produce/ p ... More
Presented by Johanna SCHENNER on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:20
Session: PS3.5 Flexible Work Arrangements and Their Effects on the World of Work
Track: Organized session 6: Flexible Work Arrangements and Their Effects on the World of Work
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Presented by Mr. Jon MESSENGER on 3 Jul 2017 at 16:20
Session: PS5.7 Intermediaries, digital platforms and domestic work
Track: Organized session 9: Intermediaries, digital platforms and domestic work
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Presented by Linda BURNHAM on 4 Jul 2017 at 12:00
Session: PS6.3 Quality of work
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
"This article proposes an empirical investigation concerning the links between job quality and income inequalities for a range of 114 countries from 1990 to 2015. In a first time, we build an index of job quality available in all countries which corresponds to the ILO's Decent Work Agenda (Working hours and balancing work and non-working life, Security of employment and social protection, Social D ... More
Presented by Mr. Adrien FRONTENEAUD on 4 Jul 2017 at 13:50
Session: PS6.3 Quality of work
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
"In 2015 the British Standards Institution (BSI) launched BS 76000 Human resource - Valuing people- Management system - Requirements and guidance. The fundamental premise of BS 76000 is that people are inherently valuable – they are an organization’s biggest asset and should be treated as such. As a management system standard, BS 76000 provides a framework for any organization to put processes ... More
Presented by Prof. Helge HOEL on 4 Jul 2017 at 13:30
Session: PS9.3 Self-employment: Real or Ficticious
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
"The aim of this paper is to discuss the thesis supported by several scholars and activists according to which capitalist societies have been through sharp shift in the nature of work relation. This perspective has had enormous repercussion on labour studies for more than three decades and has increasingly affected regulation of labour worldwide. It assumes that social and economic changes in work ... More
Presented by Prof. Vitor FILGUEIRAS on 5 Jul 2017 at 11:40
Session: PS4.2 The future of decent jobs
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"‘There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.’ (Leonhard Cohen, Anthem) In EU-law for decades it seemed clear that the essential feature of an employment relationship ‘is that for a certain period of time a person performs services for and under the direction of another person’ (ECJ Lawrie-Blum). This ‘personal dependence’ is deemed to be the core feature of an em ... More
Presented by Prof. Martin RISAK on 4 Jul 2017 at 09:00
Session: PS5.4 Labour Regulation in developing countries
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"It is commonplace that labour regulation in developing economies is ineffective, even while legal frameworks are relatively comprehensive, and similar in content to those in advanced economies. Among the myriad challenges facing the implementation of labour laws are the large size of the informal economy and limited state capacity (Marshall and Fenwick 2016). However, the starting point for this ... More
Presented by Dr. Tom LAVERS on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:40
Session: PS9.5 Social Protection and Human Rights
Track: Organized session 4: Social Protection and Human Rights
"A key normative principle of transformative social policy is that it is rights-based. That implies that it be universal, as a right extended to all citizens, or categorically to all persons in a defined situation, or, in its most comprehensive form, as applicable to all residents, regardless of citizenship status. In the recent past, approaches emerged in several countries in Southeast and S ... More
Presented by Gabriele KOEHLER on 5 Jul 2017 at 11:00
Session: PS5.6 Migration and Work (2)
Track: Organized session 1: Migration and Work
"Over the past few decades, migration processes towards and within Europe have become increasingly important for both their socio-economic impact in the construction industry and the relevance they have been gaining in the industrial relations’ field. The major development in Intra-EU labour mobility processes is definitely the growth in East-to-West Europe long-term and temporary migration and ... More
Presented by Rossana CILLO on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:40
"Sahand Faez Abolition of child labor falls under rights at work which is one of decent work’s four pillars since 1999 and the birth of this phrase in the International Labor Organization. In ILO’s convention 138 it is stated that any kind of work which is likely to jeopardize children’s physical, mental or moral health, safety or morals is considered child labor and should not be done by a ... More
Presented by Mr. Sahand FAEZ on 4 Jul 2017 at 10:00
Session: PS2.5 The future of globalization and decent work in Asia (2)
Track: Special session 2. The future of globalization and decent work in Asia
"The shipbuilding industry in both China and South Korea has been strong in the already globalized market. The industry has been subject to significant fluectuation in demands for ships and marine equipments periodically. The restructuring of the shipbuilding industry is going on worldwide, including in China and South Korea. We will look at how the shipbuilding firms in China and South Korea ... More
Presented by K BAE on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:40
Session: PS7.3 Uberisation
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
The uberization phenomenon, as the best known expression of the so-called platform worker, is now noticeable in several countries and is far beyond an individual private passenger transport company, being present in a number of on demand services, especially those intermediated by apps. The uberization implies the intermediation of the personal delivery of certain services through a platform of a ... More
Presented by Mr. Victor DA SILVA on 4 Jul 2017 at 15:50
Session: PS9.6 On-call work and related forms of casual employment in developed economies (2)
Track: Organized session 5: On-call work and related forms of casual employment in developed economies
"In the Netherlands, on-call employment represents the fastest growing and the least regulated form of flexible employment. Nevertheless, little is known on its developments and impacts. This paper provides an insight of the most relevant legal and socio-economic issues concerning the forms of on-call work used in the Netherlands. The socio-economic characteristics show that most individuals w ... More
Presented by Dr. Susanne BURRI, Dr. Silvia ROSSETTI on 5 Jul 2017 at 11:00
Session: PS5.7 Intermediaries, digital platforms and domestic work
Track: Organized session 9: Intermediaries, digital platforms and domestic work
"Technology-focused intermediaries linking households to domestic workers through ‘on-demand’ platforms are attempting to disrupt the traditional domestic work sector. While still in its infancy, this ‘Uberisation of domestic work’ is growing rapidly in developing countries – for example, reports suggest that on-demand domestic work companies in India are expanding by up to 60% month- ... More
Presented by Ms. Abigail HUNT on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:20
Session: PS6.3 Quality of work
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
"Building on the 6th European Working Conditions Survey data, 7 indices on job quality are developed and quantified : physical environment, social environment, skills and discretion, earnings, prospects, work intensity and working time quality. When all job quality indices are considered together, 6 cluster of jobs emerge. Each fare a set of specific challenges in relation to job quality, which a ... More
Presented by Mr. Mathijn WILKENS on 4 Jul 2017 at 14:10
Session: PS10.2 “Green workers” and self-help for new jobs
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"There is growing interest worldwide in social and solidarity economy (SSE) and even the UNRISD has created a UN Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE in 2013. Production, exchange and redistribution practices based on solidarity can be found in almost all areas of economic activity. These practices privilege the quest for solidarity (among producers, between producers and consumers, in diverse territor ... More
Presented by Shiny SAHA on 5 Jul 2017 at 14:40
"From 2007, the Great Recession has had a significant impact on the European Union's labour markets. Precisely, one of the fields where there have been more appreciable changes is in labor market institutions (LMIs). Taking into account that LMIs are considered as decisive in the functioning of the markets, this is one of the focal points on which the European and national economic policies have a ... More
Presented by Dr. Laura PEREZ ORTIZ on 4 Jul 2017 at 12:00
Session: PS5.7 Intermediaries, digital platforms and domestic work
Track: Organized session 9: Intermediaries, digital platforms and domestic work
"In Argentina, as in most countries in Latin America, domestic service is the main source of employment for low-income women and represents nearly 16% of all female wage workers. Historically, this occupation has been marked by precarious labour conditions and its almost complete exclusion from the social protection system. However, in recent years, domestic workers have been the object of new ... More
Presented by Dr. Francisca PEREYRA on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:40
Session: PS2.3 Global Supply Chains (1)
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
The garment and apparel manufacturing industry exemplifies the issues and challenges connected with global supply chains and overseas manufacturing in poor countries. The constant attempt to reduce production time, cut expenditure and increase the bottom-line in a highly competitive industry has resulted in an environment of remarkable pressures and stresses experienced by the employees. In an ind ... More
Presented by Mr. Partha BOPAIAH on 3 Jul 2017 at 14:40
Session: PS7.3 Uberisation
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
Digital platforms providing on-demand services significantly alter the way in which economic activity is organised and subsequently challenge work-related norms. Beyond the initial hype around the ‘sharing economy’, the benefits of the wide range of digital models now available need to be closely examined. Uber – an app-based transportation network and taxi company headquartered in Californ ... More
Presented by Roxana RADU on 4 Jul 2017 at 16:10
Session: PS1.6 Unacceptable Forms of Work (UFW): global dialogue/local innovation
Track: Special session 3. Unacceptable Forms of Work (UFW): global dialogue/local innovation
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Presented by Deirdre MCCANN on 3 Jul 2017 at 11:30
Session: PS6.4 Regulating Informal Work and Self-Employment
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"The German labor market has undergone significant changes since reunification in 1989, offering lessons for the governance of work as well as the organization of work and production. Policy and legal responses to high unemployment at the turn of the millennium marked a shift in the country’s commitment to combating illegal employment and black work, or Schwarzarbeit. Illegal work in Germany inc ... More
Presented by Ms. Tracy CORLEY on 4 Jul 2017 at 13:50
Session: PS9.2 Regulating decent work: Issues and labour market outcomes
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
There is no official definition of Zero-Hours Contracts although they are widely understood to be employment arrangements that do not guarantee a minimum number of hours work. With an 8 fold increase to 905,000 since 2012, they have become one of the most high-profile and contested UK employment issues in recent decades. In 2013 a Government consultation highlighted two notable problems among many ... More
Presented by Mr. Kyle HENRY on 5 Jul 2017 at 11:00
Session: PS6.4 Regulating Informal Work and Self-Employment
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"Growing levels of income insecurity have become an increasing source of concern in today’s changing world of work, posing a challenge to the social contract in many countries (ILO 2016). The relationship between firms and national-level regulations has played a central role, as regulatory change has provided a more enabling environment for firms to hire flexibly, and as firms maneuver to keep j ... More
Presented by Dr. Michael ROGAN on 4 Jul 2017 at 13:30
Session: PS10.4 Measuring the Effects and Effectiveness of Labour Regulation
Track: Track IV. The governance of work: labour regulation’s complex future
"Employment rights are only meaningful if they can be effectively enforced. Different countries have developed a wide variety of institutions and processes for individuals to resolve their employment rights disputes. But how can we evaluate or even measure the effectiveness of these mechanisms? Can it be done in a way that allows for comparisons over time or across countries? Budd and Colvin ( ... More
Presented by Aaron HALEGUA on 5 Jul 2017 at 15:00
Session: PS6.2 Overcoming informality and vulnerability
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
Pakistan is a country of over 190 million people and two-thirds of whom reside in rural areas. The agricultural sector is one of the mainstays of Pakistan's economy, contributing 21 per cent of GDP, employing 45 per cent of the country's workforce, and being a major source of foreign exchange earnings. Horticultural crops alone contribute USD 1.91 billion, which is 26 per cent of the total value o ... More
Presented by Dr. Mubashir MEHDI on 4 Jul 2017 at 13:50
Session: PS6.6 Decent Work in Agricultural Production Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Track: Organized session 2: Decent Work in Agricultural Production Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach
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Presented by Dr. Debdulal SAHA on 4 Jul 2017 at 14:10
Session: PS5.2 Wage inequality: Dynamics and policies
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"The basic objective of this paper is to look into how labour market institutions affect employment outcomes in both quantitative and qualitative terms in the context of a transitional developing country, India. We use pooled household level data constructed from 50th, 61st and 68th survey rounds conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) for the period 1993-94, 2004-05 and 2011-12 resp ... More
Presented by Prof. Panchanan DAS on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:00
Session: PS3.1 Wages
Track: Track I. Work and society
"The global development goals give prime importance to employment. These goals also assign greater emphasis on transforming the employment into quality of jobs. For India the question of quality employment generation becomes vital, as the country is expected to take advantage of the window of opportunity by 2040. The wage, security aspects and working conditions are often used as parameters to ass ... More
Presented by Dr. Shyjan DAVIS on 3 Jul 2017 at 16:40
Session: PS5.2 Wage inequality: Dynamics and policies
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
Wage inequality in Mexico is rampant: a recent ILO publication shows that Mexican wage earners at the top 1% earn about 110 time more per hour than those at the bottom 1% - or 35 more than those at the bottom 10% (see ILO, 2016). This creates a situation where the top 10% account for about 25% of all the wages generated monthly, a figure which contrasts with the fact that the bottom 50% account fo ... More
Presented by Ms. Rosalia VAZQUEZ-ALVAREZ on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:40
Session: PS6.5 GSC3: Promoting Decent Work for Vulnerable Workers in GSCs
Track: Special session 1. Better Work in Global Supply Chains: implications for the future of work
"This paper summarizes and partially updates the report Wages in Context in the Garment Industry in Asia (Amsterdam, WageIndicator Foundation (WIF), April 2016), and discusses some of its recommendations. The report was the result of a study undertaken for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of the Asian Living Wage Conference (ALWC) held on 25-26 May 2016 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The M ... More
Presented by Dr. Kea TIJDENS on 4 Jul 2017 at 14:10
Session: PS4.6 Migration and Work (1)
Track: Organized session 1: Migration and Work
"This paper analyses the connection between labour market institutions, migrant rights and labour migration flows in Sweden, Germany and Switzerland during 30-year period of economic growth that followed World War II. More precisely, it explains why countries such as Switzerland and Germany relied extensively on foreign labour and so-called “guest worker programmes” to satisfy labour marke ... More
Presented by Dr. Alexandre AFONSO on 4 Jul 2017 at 09:40
Session: PS1.2 Sharing the gains: The future of income and productivity growth
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
The paper examines the drivers of labour productivity in Africa. Using the first-difference and System GMM, a dynamic panel model comprising 42 African countries is estimated. The results show that labour productivity is persistent and that it is driven by a number of variables including trade, gross capital formation, female labour participation rate, male labour participation rate, education ex ... More
Presented by Dr. Ken SHAWA on 3 Jul 2017 at 11:50
Session: PS4.6 Migration and Work (1)
Track: Organized session 1: Migration and Work
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Presented by Prof. Janice FINE on 4 Jul 2017 at 09:00
Session: PS3.1 Wages
Track: Track I. Work and society
"Trade unions have historically represented a social force leading to stronger democratization in workplaces, thus contributing to a greater balance of power in the employment relationship. Union presence has thus been associated with reduced wage gaps and strengthened industrial democracy (Freeman and Medoff, 1984; Freeman 2005) as with decent work . In countries where the rate of collective bar ... More
Presented by Prof. Melanie LAROCHE on 3 Jul 2017 at 17:00
Session: PS8.1 Shifting working times: paid and unpaid work
Track: Track I. Work and society
"Unpaid work is an important aspect of productive activities and an indispensable factor contributing to the well-being of individuals. Though India has moved to a new growth trajectory in last two decades, there is an overwhelming concern over poverty, unemployment, declining female labour participation and increasing unpaid workers. As work is often the only source of income, mostly women are en ... More
Presented by Dr. Falguni PATTANAIK on 5 Jul 2017 at 09:00
Session: PS9.1 Women's labour force participation (1)
Track: Track I. Work and society
"Thailand has no legislation against women discrimination, nor equal employment opportunity (EEO) law, nor mandatory women’s quota system as seen in developed countries, except for the provisions in the Thai Constitution which state that men and women shall enjoy equal rights. However, Thailand has one of the world’s highest number of women in management positions. It is generally held that Th ... More
Presented by Dr. Natenapha WAILERDSAK (YABUSHITA) on 5 Jul 2017 at 11:20
Session: PS6.6 Decent Work in Agricultural Production Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Track: Organized session 2: Decent Work in Agricultural Production Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach
“Women are the backbone of Pakistan’s agriculture. Around 79 percent of the rural females are engaged in agriculture as against 61 percent of rural men. Based on field work, conducted in 2015 and secondary sources, the chapter identifies the decent work deficit among women in agriculture with a focus on their main challenges such as lack of access to land ownership, credit and skill developmen ... More
Presented by Dr. Saira AKHTAR on 4 Jul 2017 at 13:50
Session: PS4.6 Migration and Work (1)
Track: Track II. Decent jobs for all: new jobs for the future and their nature
"Workers have always commuted to and from work, however the promotion of flexibility to meet the demands of the employer as well as the externalisation of production and services (Stone, 2006) have contributed not only to an increase in non-standard work or precarious employment but also to the complexity and diversity of employment-related geographic mobility (E-RGM) (Roseman, Gardiner Barber, & ... More
Presented by Prof. Katherine LIPPEL on 4 Jul 2017 at 10:00
Session: PS7.3 Uberisation
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
The Digital era has changed industrial relationships dramatically. This has caused a considerable legal uncertainty about which rules apply to cyberspace. Technology is transforming business organizations in a way that makes the employee -as subordinate work- less necessary. A new type of companies "on demand economy" "sharing economy"- dedicated to connecting customers directly with individual se ... More
Presented by Dr. Adrián TODOLI-SIGNES on 4 Jul 2017 at 15:30
"The austerity policy introduced by the EU in the past years pushed on downsizing social expenditure and Member Sates´ (MSs) social protections systems haven´t always been able to cope with social security needs in times of crisis. A worsening in the unemployment protection (amounts/lengths of the benefits) can be seen in several MSs since the beginning of the 2000s and at the same time harsher ... More
Presented by Dr. Tania BAZZANI on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:40
Session: PS5.5 GSC2: Emerging Approaches to Promoting Decent Work in GSCs: Strengthening Linkages
Track: Special session 1. Better Work in Global Supply Chains: implications for the future of work
Workplaces closely connected to global supply chains are entangled within a regulatory conundrum, the governance gap between powerful multinational corporate interests and limited national regulatory capacity. Legal theorists have posited different approaches to enforcement that incentivises third party and other private entities to respect the rule of law while preserving the capacity and experti ... More
Presented by Julia LEAR on 4 Jul 2017 at 11:40
Session: PS8.6 On-call work and related forms of casual employment in developed economies (1)
Track: Organized session 5: On-call work and related forms of casual employment in developed economies
"In this report, we provide a detailed study of zero-hours work in the United Kingdom. An initial section defines zero-hours work, emphasising key characteristics as well as overlaps between zero-hours work and other casual work arrangements, and draws parallels both with historic instances of on-demand work and current experiences of ‘if and when’ contracts in the Republic of Ireland. Se ... More
Presented by Prof. Abigail ADAMS, Prof. Jeremias PRASSL on 5 Jul 2017 at 09:20
Session: PS7.3 Uberisation
Track: Track III. The organization of work and production: challenges for decent work
"The idea that “Labour is not a commodity” is a keystone of labour protection and is enshrined in the Declaration of Philadelphia, as a constitutional principle for the ILO. This idea is however undermined by the growth of a wide array of work arrangements that allow businesses to engage workers on a “pay-as-you-go” basis, hiring and firing them hour by hour or even minute by minute. Crowd ... More
Presented by Dr. Valerio DE STEFANO on 4 Jul 2017 at 16:30
Session: PS6.1 Employment and social protection in the digital economy (1)
Track: Track I. Work and society
"The digitalization of working life discloses systemic problems that need to be tackled in labour and social security law. There is a need to go beyond the mere analysis of labour law in this regard. Like labour law, also social security systems are still based on continuous work history patterns. But, the future of work in times of digital platforms and sharing economy is supposed to be coined by ... More
Presented by Dr. Melanie HACK on 4 Jul 2017 at 14:10