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The right way to solid workplaces

In recent decades, requirements for efficiency have become dominant both in the private market and within the public sector, where more services are required for less costs. In response to these demands, companies and organizations have increasingly outsourced projects in the name of efficiency.

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The right way to solid workplaces
The right way to solid workplaces

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Sep 09, 2020, 12:30 PM – Sep 10, 2020, 1:10 PM

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85034012618

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In recent decades, requirements for efficiency have become dominant both in the private market and within the public sector, where more services are required for less costs. In response to these demands, companies and organizations have increasingly outsourced projects in the name of efficiency. This applies, for example, to cleaning, housekeeping, security services and accounting. Workplaces are thus divided into units with even little communication between them. David Weil, a professor at the Heller School of Brandeis University, has discussed in detail both the economic and social effects of dividing workplaces in this way. At the next webinar of Värda, ASÍ and BSRB, Weil will discuss fissured workplaces. Weil was appointed by then US President Barack Obama as director of the Wage and Hour Division (WHS) within the US Department of Labor.

The moderator is Sonja Ýr Þorbergsdóttir, chairman of the BSRB.

Varða - the labor market research institute, ASÍ and BSRB are organizing a series of lunchtime lectures on the right way out of the crisis. At the meetings, theoretical discussion is interwoven with experience of the organized work of trade unions and other non-governmental organizations.

The meetings take place via Zoom and are open to everyone. Interpretation into Icelandic is offered, and to use it you have to click on the small globe that appears in the bar and select an interpretation. You can select "mute orginal sound" to hear only the interpreter.

Click on this link to join:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85034012618

Over the past few decades both the public and the private sector businesses have been under immense pressure to improve financial performance. Outsourcing has been considered an efficient way to save costs, but at what costs? David Weil is a dean and professor at the Heller School Brandeis University and was appointed by President Barack Obama to be the administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the US Department of Labor. In his talk, Weill will discuss what he refers to as fissured workplaces, where the employer-worker relationship ranks far below building a devoted customer base and delivering value to investors is employment. Weil argues that this has fundamentally restructured employment and had an enormous impact on both workers and businesses.

This webinar is hosted by Varda, ASI and BSRB as part of a webinar series under the theme "The Right Way out of the Crisis". The webinar is open to the public via Zoom.

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