On November 25, 2020, the conference titled “Future of Work – The Elusive World of Remote Work” was held via the Zoom platform. The conference was organized by the Public Policy Research Center (CENTER) and under the auspices of the International Labor Organization.
Numerous experts have participated in this conference, from different fields and organizations, some of them being John Messenger, Team Leader, Working Conditions Group at the International Labor Organization, Danilo Krivokapić, Director of the SHARE Foundation, Barbara Gerstenberger, Head of the Working Life Unit at Eurofound, and many others.
Since Attorney-Partner Tijana Žunić Marić is specialized in the field of labor law, and since the topic itself was closely connected to this field, she was one of the participants of this conference. Tijana spoke on the monitoring of employees during work, more specifically about the possibilities that would allow employers to oversee the work of their employees, without violating the employees’ right to privacy.
Considering that most of us have experienced working from home since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and since working from home can easily become quite common in the future, the goal of this conference was to tackle the following question: is teleworking a new freedom in the realm of decent work or a fast-track to the platformisation of work?
Lastly, we wish to say that it has been our honor to participate in this conference. We wish to thank everyone who helped organize this conference, as well as all the speakers who have explained what kind of a future awaits us.