Something new is taking place in labour markets around the world. At least since the end of the 1990s, both low-skill and high-skill jobs are increasing, while middle-skill jobs are decreasing. This is called job polarisation and means that we are moving towards an hourglass-shaped labour market.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven launched his vision for a Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth in 2013, when he was newly-elected party leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party.
In Qatar, modern slavery is a reality. Having returned from a field trip there, my impressions of all the young women and men who are forced to work under inhuman conditions and live in big camps are impossible to forget. In spite of protests from the surrounding world, the conditions for these most exposed workers have in some cases even worsened.