I’m leading the Review of Modern Employment for UK Government and I am determined that the Review will be bold and offer a comprehensive strategy for a better work future.
I decided early on that tackling exploitation, confusion and perverse incentives in work would only be likely if we all care as much about the quality of employment as about its quantity.
Good work is something the RSA cares about deeply.
We need a good work economy because
Most people in poverty are already in work.
Bad work is bad for people’s health and wellbeing
Bad work is more likely to be low productivity work and thus bad for the economy
Automation will impact the future of work
Bad work – with no choice or voice for workers – just feels wrong in 2017
But if good work for all is to become a reality, I need to show that there is strong support in civil society and the wider public for this goal.
The RSA wants you to talk about what good work means to you.
We have a few weeks to persuade whoever wins the next election that good work matters.
Post a video on Facebook or Twitter using #GoodWorkIs to tell us what good work means for you
Or comment below to share your conversation about good work
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Fran Landreth Strong
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Without the engagement of the insecure and the excluded we will be incapable of facing the future. We will be stuck in an ever more fraught present.