Work in the 21st Century (2012)

From April 18th KSU will organize our second reading group series about “Work in the 21st Century – Changing labour relations in Holland”.

Would you like to have more background knowledge about the changing world around you and try and understand it better? Are the mainstream media and your studies no great help? Then this reading group is for you! We will collectively decide which specific texts and topics to study and discuss with the group.

Topics we will certainly consider, depending on the interests of the group, include the precarity of the modern worker, the position of labour migrants and its relation to that of the native workers, the developments in retirement and pension regulations, the effect and place of education and the dichotomy between the higher and lower educated labour classes and the effects of and developments in unemployment. Further issues that we may want to address would be wage determination, class struggles, trends and perspectives on working hours (should they be longer or shorter), the effects of automation, worker cooperatives, the difference between material and immaterial labour and a comparison of the interests of blue-collar and white-collar labourers. In principle the focus will be on Dutch labour relations. Of course any topics that you would want to address are up for debate!

The reading groups will be in English, and consist of five meetings, held once every two weeks on Wednesday evening in the book store de Rooie Rat, Oudegracht 65. Sign up here

[Nederlands] Op 18 april organiseert KSU onze tweede leesgroep over “Werk in de 21ste Eeuw – Veranderende arbeidsrelaties in Nederland”. Zou je graag meer achtergrondkennis over de snel veranderende wereld om je heen? Zijn de media en je studie geen grote hulp? Dan is deze leesgroep voor jou! We zullen samen beslissen welke specifieke teksten en onderwerpen te bestuderen en bediscussiëren. Engels is de voertaal van de leesgroep welke zal bestaan uit vijf bijeenkomsten, om de week, op woensdag avond, in Boekenhandel de Rooie Rat, Oudegracht 65. Meld je hier aan

When and where?

From April 18th to June 13th, once every two weeks on Wednesday evening in the book store de Rooie Rat, Oudegracht 65.

  • 18 April
  • 2 May
  • 16 May
  • 30 May
  • 13 June

This reading group is self-organised and absolutely free.

Want to invite your friends to sign-up? Use the Facebook event  Invite your friends to sign-up for the reading group