Collective bargaining and digitalisation training for trade unions in public services
wmp consult and Ecorys will provide training in regional seminars with national trade unions affiliated to EPSU that started in September and November 2019 in Bucharest and Lisbon and will continue in 2020 with virtual trainings due to the COVID-19 crisis.
New technologies have a big impact on almost every aspect of employment, including significant changes to job requirements and new risks such as the capacity to monitor and control workloads. It can lead to greater capacity for practices such as home working or create pressures that intrude deeper into a worker’s personal life.
Through collective bargaining, trade unions in public services can engage to ensure that workers share in the benefits of new technology and that their interests are protected. For this reason, EPSU has developed this training project to help affiliates develop their collective bargaining policies to better address these challenges. The training will aim to provide participants with a better understanding of the exact nature of such challenges and their implications for the future of collective bargaining as a tool for regulating the new world of work.