Introducing the BTS round table on the future of work
Current labour systems are leaving huge numbers of workers in vulnerable and precarious conditions. How can workers and their allies shape a better future for work? Twelve leading experts in the field weigh in.
How has the world of work changed?
The world of work has changed. What have been the most momentous shifts, and how have they affected workers? Twelve...
Do ethical consumerism and investment work?
'Fair trade'-style programmes exist to reassure individuals that the products they buy or the investments they make...
How to bring business and policy leaders on board?
Workers' organisations know where they are trying to get to, but convincing those with power to prioritise rights...
Can we stop the race to the bottom in the world of work?
A lack of labour rights is, for many countries, a serious competitive advantage. What needs to happen in business,...
How can institutions and regulations keep up?
Organisations and regulations are struggling to keep up with the evolving nature of work. Our panel of experts ends...
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All migrants deserve protection as migrants. All workers deserve protection as workers. Modern slavery and human trafficking campaigns selectively focus upon a small minority of vulnerable migrants, and a small minority of precarious workers. These cases are the tip of the iceberg.
On funding and philanthropy
Future of work round table: joint funders' statement
Philanthropic foundations are powerful yet largely unseen actors within civil society. We invited the foundations...
Reflections on the role of philanthropy in the world of work
If philanthropic foundations want to positively affect the lives of workers, then they should use their money to...
Expanding the map: how funders can ensure quality work for all
Philanthropy can have blind spots and red lines. We must resist the temptation to sidestep difficult issues when it...
Funding the future of work means addressing gaps in the present of work
Investing in frontline communities builds resilience and increases opportunities for non-exploitative work.