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The world of work on the wayless track. Reflections on the possible effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

The spreading COVID-19 pandemic is a serious blow to the global economy, including the relatively stable socio-economic structures of developed capitalism. The paper presents the first reactions of institutions and social partners. The authors point out that the pandemic crisis may lead to the fundamental transformation of the world of work as we know it today. In describing the vision of the world of  work after the pandemic, 4 questions asked in the paper may be helpful, regarding: the future of globalization, changes in the work environment, the need to provide social security in a wider scope, and social changes in assessing the value of jobs.

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Keywords: COVID-19; working conditions; social security; globalization



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Labour and Social Security Journal 4/2020
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