The future of work in the Social-Ecological transition: job guarantee, time politics, and post-work imaginaries as non-reformist reform strategies in post-growth societies. – Klimacamp

The future of work in the Social-Ecological transition: job guarantee, time politics, and post-work imaginaries as non-reformist reform strategies in post-growth societies.

The quest to transform work in a social and climate just way is key to address the social-ecological transition and create common concrete utopias to empower worker and social movements, and bring trade unions which may oppose radical strategies under the threat of mass unemployment on board. After a short introduction and theoretical background, I propose to reflect together on the following questions (other questions/structure can be agreed upon during the workshop): What forms of revolutionary real politik/non-reformist reform strategies are available to transform work within the social ecological transition? Can the concept of a Job Guarantee be disentangled from its productivist origin and under what conditions? (e.g., coupling with work time reduction/low productivity) -> What transformation? The right to work, post-work, and the broadening of work paradigms as competing and overlapping discourses -> How can broad alliances be built to push for change and among which actors? -> What are the implications of the transformation for the Global South?