These countries have the highest minimum wages

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Where should workers move to in order to earn the best minimum wage? The answer is Australia or Luxembourg, according to data from Germany’s Wirtschafts-und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut (WSI), which compared pay in different countries on a […]

Here are 3 alternative visions for the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Renee McGowan, Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Mercer (MMC) In early 2019 leaders of business and government will be meeting to address the challenges presented by technology and changing workforce dynamics. Many governments see the future of industry – Industry […]

Here’s how the global financial crisis is still affecting your wages

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content More than 10 years since the global financial crisis, many people are still dealing with its aftermath. Global wage growth in 2017 fell to its lowest rate since 2008. Adjusted for inflation, real-terms […]

Changing world of work needs new jobs strategy

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Governments need to do more to help workers and firms adapt to the fast-changing world of work and drive inclusive growth, according to the new OECD Jobs Strategy. New evidence in the report reveals that countries that promote job quantity, quality and inclusiveness – such as […]

Employment MEPs want to ensure more flexibility and clarity for EU mobile workers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Updated rules for EU mobile workers aim to protect fair access to social security while distributing obligations fairly and fostering cooperation among member states. The modernised rules for coordinating social security systems, adopted by the Employment and Social Affairs Committee on Tuesday, focused on […]

Globalization 4.0 must build a better world for working people

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Globalization is no longer assured as the world’s people circle the wagons. They’re looking for cover, looking for protection, getting ready to defend themselves from corporate and authoritarian power. […]

Why social working cultures are happier and more productive

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dan Schawbel, Partner and Research Director, Future Workplace Today’s workers are more engaged and stay with their companies longer if they have stronger team relationships. Work has become highly decentralized, with more employees telecommuting and collaborative tools surpassing face-to-face […]

As tech disrupts our jobs, it’s not too late to turn pain into gain

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO) The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2018 gives some cause for encouragement. The business perspective on how technology will affect growth and job creation is becoming more positive, the […]

‘Global care crisis’ set to affect 2.3 billion people warns UN labour agency

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. A “global care crisis” is looming which could affect 2.3 billion people by 2030, United Nations work experts warned on Thursday, highlighting the potential for greater inequality in a sector where women already perform “more than three-quarters” of all unpaid work. In a call […]