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Bilingual webinars online about the role of the pandemic in the world of work

Bilingual webinars online about the role of the pandemic in the world of work

Dear Members of the scientific community,

The Covid-19 pandemic has been the source of questions and uncertainties since last spring. It is in this context that the Work Manifesto was born, a collective work articulated around three axes: democratize the firm, decommodify work and environmental remediation.

Written by three researchers, Isabelle Ferreras, Dominique Méda and Julie Battilana, the Manifesto ( benefited from the support of a collective of women from the research community and attracted worldwide media attention: in a short two-week period, the manifesto was signed by more than 5,000 researchers from over 700 universities on all continents. On May 16, it was published in 43 newspapers in 36 countries around the world.

The authors are forced to admit that, left to their own devices, most capital providers will not care for the dignity of labor investors or the fight against climate change. Another option is available. Democratize firms; decommodify work; stop treating human beings as resources so that we can focus together on sustaining life on this planet.

The CRIMT Partnership Project, with the Karl Polanyi Institute and the Industry 4.0, Work and Employment Axis of the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital, organized two webinars bringing together some of the authors as well as actors from the labor market to discuss the scope of the Manifesto and the innovative proposals it contains.

These two events, one in French and one in English, were recorded and are now accessible to all on our YouTube channel.

Whether you are looking for new avenues or solutions to the pandemic or simply passionate about the world of work, these webinars will give you food for thought.

Webinar in French:

Webinar in English:

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Audrey B.Fortier
Communications Officer
Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT)
Université de Montréal