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13-10-16 | Flexicurity by new British laws

The Daily Telegraph recently posted an article about new plans for Britain’s economy as an answer to the dissatisfaction showed by the population when voting for Brexit.

 

Great Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May, is stepping up for more rights for flexible workers. She is talking about a "changing world of work" where we are situated and that accordingly employment practices need to be adjusted to keep up.

 

Is it possible to change the situation for more than 6 million British who are affected by alternative working contracts without workplace rights? Can Britain combine flexibility and security for workers and ensure them the so called ‘flexicurity’ in their workplace by political laws?

 

“Flexibility and innovation are a vital part of what makes our economy strong, but it is essential that these virtues are combined with the right support and protections for workers." (Theresa May)

 

Mrs. May is eager to build an economy that works for everyone. No matter which cultural background an individual comes from or which challenges they are facing in their day-to-day life. But which challenges and risks does such a new law bring with it?

 

Within the Sustainable Workforce project, post-doc researcher Zoltán Lippényi is analyzing the outcomes for organizational investments made to reach flexicurity. We are looking forward to his publication on the topic.

 

 

Here you can read the full article and watch Theresa Mays speech about new laws for self-employed and temporary workers.