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Предизвикателства пред индустриалните отношения в условията на дигитализация
Industrial relations challenges in the condition of digitalization

Author(s): Valeri Apostolov
Subject(s): Economy, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Human Resources in Economy, ICT Information and Communications Technologies, Labour and Social Security Law
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: industrial relations; employment; COVID-19; digitization; health and safety working conditions
Summary/Abstract: From its inception to the present day, Industrial relations are constantly undergoing changes caused both by changes and the development of technology and the organization of work. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the uptake and use of digitization opportunities even faster, covering almost all spheres of work. Digitization, on the one hand, creates opportunities related to the creation of new technologies and organizational processes, but on the other hand, in terms of employment, it creates uncertainty and a threat to rental capital, specifically in relation to the production, distribution and consumption of labor. The accelerated implementation of digitization is a challenge for industrial relations because it puts pressure on labor and places a number of priorities for resolution in the field of labor law, insurance and health and safety at work.