Switzerland participates in high-level event on the future of work and social dialogue

Press releases, 22.09.2023

The head of SECO's Labour Directorate, Boris Zürcher, took part in a high-level event organised by the Spanish Presidency of the EU Council. The meeting took place on 21 and 22 September in Santiago de Compostela. The focus of the meeting was on the future of work and social dialogue in relation to the green and digital transitions.

In Santiago de Compostela, discussions focused on the future of work and social dialogue from three angles, namely democracy at work; the link between artificial intelligence, algorithms and work; and green collective bargaining. The event featured panels with the participation of the European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, ministers and secretaries of state from several governments, heads of employers' and workers' organisations, and other high-level representatives.

Boris Zürcher took part in the panel discussion on artificial intelligence, algorithms and work, alongside ministers of labour. He stressed the importance of human-centred framework conditions to ensure that the Swiss labour market benefits from artificial intelligence and robotisation. Mr Zürcher travelled to Santiago de Compostela at the invitation of Spain's Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz Pérez. Spain holds the rotating Presidency of the EU Council.

Address for enquiries:

Antje Baertschi, SECO, Head of Communication, tel. +41 58 463 52 75, medien@seco.admin.ch


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