Essential jobs, remote work and digital surveillance : addressing the COVID-19 pandemic panopticon
International labour review, 2021, OnlineFirst
ALOISI, Antonio, DE STEFANO, Valerio, Essential jobs, remote work and digital surveillance : addressing the COVID-19 pandemic panopticon, International labour review, 2021, OnlineFirst - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/74069
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COVID-19-induced digital surveillance has ballooned in an unprecedented fashion, causing a reconfiguration of power relationships in professional settings. This article critically concentrates on the interplay between technology-enabled intrusive monitoring and the managerial prerogatives augmentation in physical and digital workplaces. It portrays excessive control as the common denominator for “essential” and “remotable” activities, besides discussing the various drawbacks of the two categories of workers during the pandemic. It also assesses the adequacy of the current EU legal framework in addressing the expansion of data-driven management. Social dialogue, empowerment and digital literacy are identified as effective solutions to promote organisational flexibility, well-being and competitiveness.
First published: 19 June 2021; This article will be part of the Special Issue on “COVID-19 and the World of Work”.
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/74069
Full-text via DOI: 10.1111/ilr.12219
ISSN: 0020-7780; 1564-913X
Publisher: International Labour Organization
Sponsorship and Funder information:
This article is written in the framework of the “Boss Ex Machina” project, which has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 893888. This contribution was carried out within the framework of the Odysseus grant “Employment rights and labour protection in the on-demand economy” granted by the FWO Research Foundation – Flanders.
Preceding version: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/74067
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