About The Project
The project aims to enhance the social dialogue and quality of employment by guiding social partners towards a better understanding of digital transformation implications on the collective labour agreements (CLAs).
In particular, it covers two major areas: an agile and adaptive organisation of work, also called ‘smart working’, as well as the need to promote the development of digital skills in work-places.
The project will analyse how these two areas impact the state-of-play in the workplace, how they are currently reflected in the social partners’ collective bargaining practices and, particularly, in the collective labour agreements.
The project results and recommendations will strengthen collective bargaining and social dialogue by:
- contributing to the debate around and knowledge about the new forms of work (from the smart-working perspective);
- increasing flexibility of the labour market and work arrangements by offering the potential to update and modernise the existing CLAs;
- supporting employment in SMEs, fostered by the increased supply in the labour market facilitated by smart working arrangements;
- supporting digital skills development by introducing on-the-job training to the CLAs;
- improving SME resilience to crisis situations (such as COVID-19) by clarifying smart-working arrangements and suggesting on-the-job training of digital skills;
- increasing the businesses’ (especially, SMEs) innovation capacity and potential to benefit from the digital transition through the developed digital skills.