The COVID-19 crisis is driving rapid transformation and innovation in the labour market, social security and occupational safety and health. At today’s Sixth BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) emphasised the need to take advantage of
The future of work is a challenge for social security systems around the world. While participation in platform work or the “gig economy” is still relatively small – approximately one per cent of the global adult population – this is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. The risk is
Does self-employment come at the cost of poverty in old age? A new report examines developments in terms of new forms of work, and implications for pension contributions and benefits. It finds that alternative forms of work are not necessarily excluded from social security coverage and pensions, but
A new report by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) on ‘Social security for the digital age’ addresses major trends in how social security is influenced by, and makes use of, new digital technologies. The report was produced for the World Social Security Forum, October 2019.