Book presentation

«Trabalho e Políticas de Emprego. Um Retrocesso Evitável»

September 21, 2017, 18h00

Auditorium 3, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon)


Presentation and debate of the Observatory on Crises and Alternatives book «Trabalho e Emprego: Um Retrocesso Evitável» [Work and Employment: An Avoidable Backlash], coordinated by Manuel Carvalho da Silva, Pedro Hespanha and José Castro Caldas.

The book will be presented by Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, President of the Assembly of the Republic, and by Raymond Torres, Special Adviser to the Director General of the ILO and former Chief Economist of the OECD.

Book Synopsis

This book has as its object labour and employment, the impact of the crisis in terms of unemployment and precariousness, the public policies adopted under the Troika memorandum, their meaning and consequences. It shows that the financial rescue to which Portugal was subjected made labour an "adjustment variable" of an "imbalance" that in its origin was primarily financial. It argues that real rebalancing involves the revaluation of labour in all its dimensions - retribution, security, autonomy, participation in the definition of the destiny of companies and other organizations.

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