Recent developments in Malta’s economy and society are facilitating the emergence of a new—individualistic—work culture. Solidarity with fellow workers is being replaced by status awareness, individualism and prioritising of promotion prospects.
European Union has everything to gain by showing it’s on the side of workers, improving their everyday workplace experience, and fostering collaboration with others; by doing this, the EU would do much to lessen the alienation currently exploited by the populist right.
To win its battle of Britain, the EU must undergo a process to regain trust of the Brexit voters so that they will advocate Britain to rejoin the EU for the very same reasons that led them to pin their hopes to it some 30 years ago.
Robotics and AI are about to bring colossal changes to the job market. Depending on the level of your skills, your job is almost guaranteed to become replaceable within the next 15 years. Universal Basic Income could be a way forward.
Precarious, unpaid or underpaid writing is similar to what unpaid internships—initially developed to help young people learn job skills—have become in many industries. It seems to be the only stepping stone into an employment security, if it ever comes.
Reasons to increase the minimum wage are plenty. And some of them further prove that it is not only sensible, but also beneficial to higher income earners, who may not be morally bound to the principle of economic equity.
“You have to compromise”, the adults in the room say.