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Australia. Australia's future workforce? On 16 June 2015, CEDA released a major report focused on the future of Australia's workforce.

Australia's future workforce?

Download the report: Australia's future workforce? Read media release: CEDA report: More than five million Aussie jobs gone in 10 to 15 years CEDA's major research report for 2015, Australia's future workforce? Focuses on what jobs and skills we need to develop to ensure our economy continues to grow and diversify. Discussion around jobs often focuses on the here and now. In this report, CEDA examines: Report launch and events: More than five million Aussie jobs gone in 10 to 15 years. More than five million jobs, almost 40 per cent of Australian jobs that exist today, have a moderate to high likelihood of disappearing in the next 10 to 15 years due to technological advancements, a CEDA report being released today has found.

More than five million Aussie jobs gone in 10 to 15 years

Australia and the world is on the cusp of a new but very different industrial revolution and it is important that we are planning now to ensure our economy does not get left behind, CEDA Chief Executive Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin said when releasing CEDA’s major research report for 2015, Australia’s future workforce?

New Zealand

The Future of Work Commission. Grant ROBERTSON Finance Spokesperson The Labour Party has established a Future of Work Commission to investigate and devise policy responses to the changing nature and experience of work.

The Future of Work Commission

Digital technology is causing changes to work not seen since the industrial revolution. A recent American study estimated that 47% of jobs in the USA are facing high risk from new technologies. Those entering the workforce are likely to have multiple careers and jobs. The ‘on-demand’ economy, tele-working, freelancing and contracting provide opportunities, but there are also big challenges to vulnerable workers through exploitative contracts, casualisation and insecure work and incomes. Future of Work Commission - New Zealand Labour Party. Grant Robertson Speech to Future of Work Conference - New Zealand Labour Party. Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today.

Grant Robertson Speech to Future of Work Conference - New Zealand Labour Party

Kristina Persson - Contacts - Workforce 2020 Overview - Labour Market Information - NZ Department of Labour. Workforce 2020 is the Department of Labours new futures work programme.

Workforce 2020 Overview - Labour Market Information - NZ Department of Labour

It is designed to ensure a prepared and productive workforce for 2020 and beyond. Workforce 2020 Work Programme 2009/ 10 Workforce 2020 will help build an evidence base to generate awareness and stimulate debate on future labour market issues. Labour looks at Danish 'flexicurity' model for future of Kiwi work. Last updated 12:36, August 7 2015 Fairfax NZ Labour finance spokesman Grant Robertson says the party is looking at ways to balance workplace security and flexibility.

Labour looks at Danish 'flexicurity' model for future of Kiwi work

Labour wants to scrap zero hour contracts but is looking at other ways employers could have "on demand labour" without undermining workers' income security. Five themes for Future of Work Commission - New Zealand Labour Party. The Labour Party's Future of Work Commission will focus on five core themes critical to ensuring New Zealand takes the opportunities presented by the rapid changes in working life Speaking today at the Future of Work Conference at the Auckland University of Technology, Chair of the Commission and Labour Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson outlined the themes and structure of the Commission that will run over the next two years.

Five themes for Future of Work Commission - New Zealand Labour Party

“The five work streams are: technology, security of work and income, education and training, Maori and Pasifika, and economic development and sustainability. “Each stream will be led by relevant Labour spokespeople who will alongside business, academics, workers and community representatives to develop policy options. Labour rolls up sleeves to tackle the future of work. Last updated 05:00, May 3 2015 Lawrence Smith Labour finance spokesman Grant Robertson says regions are being neglected.

Labour rolls up sleeves to tackle the future of work

Subsidised training and education are among a raft of new ideas aimed at protecting careers threatened by new technology. A "future of work" investigation, currently being carried out by New Zealand's Labour party, aims to generate policies to prepare Kiwis for a rapidly changing workplace. READ MORE: Workers face a mobile, Uber-style future. Titled. Addressing some 4,000 government, worker and employer representatives, the head of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) called for a global debate on the future of work at the 104th International Labour Conference in Geneva today.


“The issues of jobs, equity, sustainability, human security, labour mobility, social dialogue, which need to be tackled in a future of work initiative, are almost by definition the key policy issues of our time,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the start of the Conference, which runs from 1 to 13 June. He also called on delegates to “look at the longer term drivers of change, the transformational mega-trends, and what they imply for the goals we pursue in the ILO in its second century.”

Mr. Wcms_369026. "Work is the cement of the Swedish welfare state" - ‘The future of work’.

"Work is the cement of the Swedish welfare state" -

This is the name of one of the three thematic areas that the Government’s new Secretariat for Startegic Development for the Future will work with. The Government’s objectives of high employment and low unemployment will be the focus of an analysis group by the same name, led by Annelie Nordström, Chair of the Swedish Municipal Workers’ Union (Kommunal), and Klas Eklund, economist and writer with previous experience of political assignments in the Government Offices.

Expectations are high and enthusiasm likewise when Annelie Nordström and Klas Eklund meet in February to talk about how they want to tackle their part of the Government’s work on future issues, which will take shape in cooperation with the business sector, researchers and civil society. Kristina Persson, Minister for Strategic Development and Nordic Cooperation, has overall responsibility for the Government’s work on future issues. Proposed policy measures. Government appoints 'freelancer tsar' The government celebrated yesterday’s National Freelancers Day by announcing the appointment of David Morris MP as the UK's first ever ‘freelancer tsar.’ Mr Morris, who is the Tory MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale, will be UK ambassador for the nation’s self-employed people, and will ‘bang the drum’ for such freelance workers. His appointment was welcomed by IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, which has long called for a minister to champion people who go it alone.

It said: “The appointment of an ambassador for our sector shows that the government are ready to take action on the issues facing the millions of people working independently”. The association sounded especially pleased to note that Mr Morris, who serves on the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, is a small business owner himself. Business minister Matthew Hancock said: “We're looking at maternity pay and pensions.

Unlocking the sharing economy: independent review. Bis-15-172-government-response-to-the-independent-review-of-the-sharing-economy.pdf. 106_PolicymakingForTheSharingEconomy. Call for Abstracts: Mini-Conference on Digital Sociology - Digital Labor Working Group. Eastern Sociological Society New York City February 26-March 1, 2015 Millennium Broadway Hotel In keeping with the Eastern Sociological Society’s theme of “Crossing Borders”, the Digital Sociology Mini-Conference seeks papers that address the many borders crossed – national, disciplinary, theoretical, methodological, epistemological – in digital ways of knowing. As Daniels and Feagin (2011) have observed digital technologies have offered both challenges and exciting possibilities for the ways in which sociologists do their work.

Untitled. Facing the Future. As new ways of working and new technologies take hold in EU workplaces, employment relationships are also changing. For example, the internet has made teleworking a viable option for more people, and this in turn has led to new types of semi-independent employment. The changing composition of the workforce is another factor. Some women, for instance, will not necessarily want the standard, full-time workplace-based employment contract that used to be the norm. The move towards more knowledge-based jobs will also tend to impact upon employment relationships. These changes can be positive. But we must ensure that new employment relationships maintain Europe’s model of strong economic and social protection for workers.

Economically Dependent Workers. Number One in Digital - Labour Digital. Number One in Digital, launched September 2014, contains Labour Digital's 82 recommendations to transform Britain into a digital world-leader through investment and reform in infrastructure, investment, regulation, skills and public services. The report calls for a new national programme led by Digital Board of Britain’s digital leaders, reporting to the Prime Minister, to guide this change over the next decade.

Download the report below. The programme has a number of key recommendations: National programme to be overseen by Digital Board of Britain’s digital leaders, reporting to the Prime MinisterNational focus on connectivity - 1Gps broadband to all homes and offices, with 10Gps connections for business hubs like Tech City. A National Fund for Digital Creativity to fund digital innovation across private, public and third sectors.Establish a Royal Commission to create a flexible, secure, publicly-owned data infrastructure and identity framework for the 21st century.

Labour Digital. IndependentContractorCosts1.pdf. At-a-Glance-French-Internet-Tax.pdf. Welcome to Forbes. Marginal employment. Minor employment (also called "mini-jobs" or "400-euro jobs") is according to German social security law an employment relationship with a low absolute level of earnings (slightly salaried employment), or employment relationship of short duration (short-term employment).

In Germany such employment is exempt from social security, and there are even special features in the income tax law. History[edit] In 2002 the Hartz commission recommended a series of measures to revitalise the German economy, which Gerhard Schröder implemented as part of his Agenda 2010 reforms. Mini-jobs were introduced as part of Hartz II, which took effect on 1 January 2003. At the time Germany had no minimum wage, which was not introduced until 2015.[1] Description[edit] IZA World of Labor - Who owns the robots rules the world.

The 15-hour workweek: Canada’s part-time problem. For years, Eileen Hasselhoff enjoyed her steady job as a cashier at a Toronto fast-food restaurant. She didn’t earn a lot, typically minimum wage, but at least she had regular hours that let her plan her life and save a little for retirement. That all changed a few years ago. Suddenly her hours were cut, her schedule thrown into turmoil and her income slashed. Bis-13-1275-zero-hours-employment-contracts-FINAL.pdf. The Future of Social Policy. This state may be the first to end homelessness for good - Business Insider. A groundbreaking study suggests giving homeless Canadians homes first saves money. It's a report that could change the way that homeless people are treated in Canada. Funded by the federal government, "At Home/Chez Soi" is the largest study of its kind, with five years of research conducted in five major cities.

It's estimated that more than 150,000 people are homeless across the country, costing Canadians $1.4 billion each year. The report suggests putting homeless people in housing, even before they have dealt with other problems such as mental illness and addiction, works to improve their lives. And it saves money. "We have actually landed on something that shows clear evidence of an approach that keeps people in houses and off the streets," Louise Bradley, President and CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, told Carol. "Not only is it effective for them and the right thing to do," she continued, "we were also able to show that there is actually quite a cost-benefit for doing it as well. " Medicine Hat becomes the first city in Canada to eliminate homelessness - Home. Thursday May 14, 2015 As It Happens. 8977.pdf. Startseite der Seniorengenossenschaft. Was die einen heute haben und die anderen brauchen, kann morgen umgekehrt sein.

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