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ILO's DG Guy Ryder finds inspiration from problem-solving Iceland tema
| Future of Work

ILO's DG Guy Ryder finds inspiration from problem-solving Iceland

Why does the Director-General of ILO choose Iceland as one of his last stops before the organisation’s centenary celebrations kick off? Why Reykjavík and not Paris or Rome?
ILO and the Nordics: At the frontline in fight for the future of work tema
| Future of Work

ILO and the Nordics: At the frontline in fight for the future of work

There was a positive atmosphere as the ILO Director-General and representatives from the Nordic ministries of labour gathered in Iceland to discuss the challenges around the future of work. The Nordic model has proved to be adaptable to rapid and major change before, and the development of new technology is something people can actually control.
Equal pay: a fight between genders or between the rich and poor? tema
| Future of Work

Equal pay: a fight between genders or between the rich and poor?

Society treasures resources and power more than anything. If we do not deal with economic inequality we will get nowhere, said the leader of the Icelandic trade union Efling, Sólveig Anna Jónsdóttir, during a panel debate at the Nordic conference The Future of Work, held in Reykjavik between 4th-5th April.
Iceland invites the ILO to the land of volcanos and glaciers nyhet
| Future of Work

Iceland invites the ILO to the land of volcanos and glaciers

On the 4th and 5th of April, Iceland hosted the final out of four Nordic conferences ahead of the ILO’s centenary celebrations. The Future of Work conferences represent a very important forum not only for Iceland, but for the entire Nordic region, says Iceland’s Minister for Social Affairs and Children Ásmundur Einar Daðason.
Iceland’s equal pay standard – the employer’s best weapon? tema
| Future of Work

Iceland’s equal pay standard – the employer’s best weapon?

From Reykjavík in the south to Sauðárkrókur in the north – companies across Iceland are introducing the equal pay standard which aims to eradicate gender pay gaps. But the reform also faces criticism from some who say it restricts employees’ opportunities to secure pay increases and bonuses.
Digitalisation and new forms of employment: what’s happening under the surface? tema
| Future of Work

Digitalisation and new forms of employment: what’s happening under the surface?

We have yet to see dramatic change to the way people are employed in the Nordic region as a result of digitalisation and new ways of organising work. But the nature of work will change nevertheless. This could lead to conflicts of interests and friction between different work groups, says Fafo researcher Jon Erik Dølvik. He heads a major research project which will inform Nordic governments and the ILO.
Parental leave in Iceland gives dad a strong position tema
| Future of Work

Parental leave in Iceland gives dad a strong position

Since Iceland introduced nine months parental leave with three months earmarked fathers, their participation in childcare has changed radically – in a good way. Mothers return to work earlier, and get back to working ordinary hours faster. Daddy leave has been the main driver in this development.
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