Save workers, not jobs

Télécharger la publication

Save workers, not jobs

The time when humans invested in education solely at the beginning of their careers is over. Workers will need to constantly develop their skills in order to keep up with rapid technological change. To encourage lifelong learning we propose two policies to provide workers with the time needed to upgrade their skills or to comprehensively retrain. We recommend giving workers the right to an annual study leave of five to ten days, as well as the right to one-semester sabbaticals every five to ten years. Only if governments, employers, and employees develop new solutions together will workers – both human and computerized – have fair opportunities to flourish in the labour market of tomorrow.

 

Publié le 25/02/2018