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Sharan Burrow: Social Protections in the Age of Technology

December 22, 2018

Sharan Burrow speaking at the 2018 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Bali. (IMF photo)

Technology is quickly changing the nature of work. Full-time employment with health care and a pension is being replaced with short-term contracts with no benefits, leaving workers exposed. Sharan Burrow has been General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation since 2010, and a champion of workers rights in the age of technology. Burrow joined a panel on social protection and the future of work during the 2018 IMF-World Bank Annual meetings. The IMF's David Pedroza sat down with Sharan Burrow in Bali, Indonesia, where the meetings took place.

Sharan Burrow is General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation.