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The role of unions during and after COVID-19


Pairing with the launch of our flagship publication “The Word: Forces for Change”, we prepared some special episodes on key themes related to the future of work.

To start with, we invited Chris Engels, former chair of our alliance and founding partner of Claeys & Engels, Ius Laboris Belgium, to have a chat about his article in The Word 2021: the transformation of the role of the unions during COVID-19. In this very insightful episode, Chris also shares his views on how the divide between employed and self-employed workers could be navigated in future.


The Word 2021: Forces for Change

COVID-19 has put employment issues centre stage in a way that has never been seen before. From remote working, to cybersecurity, through diversity and inclusion, mental health, corporate purpose and, finally, a gaze at the future of the city, this 2021 edition of The Word draws on our legal expertise and truly reflects the global reach of our alliance of 59 countries.