University of Minho & Work 4.0 Consortium

The digital economy offers a lot of new opportunities and also important challenges that must be dealt with. One of those challenges is the need for innovative ways to ensure access to social protection for workers on atypical contracts. If we understand quality employment as a system which provides for a decent wage, occupational health and safety provision, acceptable working conditions, opportunities for training and promotion; and if a full-time and open-ended contract ‘for all’ is to remain the norm, then the impact of the digital revolution on labour markets triggers numerous concerns.