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Behind the screens: telemediated work in the Canadian public sector

Norene Pupo
Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation
Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer 2007), pp. 155-167
Published by: Pluto Journals
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.13169/workorgalaboglob.1.2.0155
Page Count: 13
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Abstract

Among the recent measures undertaken in Canada to adapt the public sector to the ‘new economy’ in order to maintain or enhance economic competitiveness on an international level has been the adoption of new technologies and e-government, affecting both labour processes and service delivery. All three levels of government — municipal, provincial, and federal — have adopted ‘virtual service techniques’. This paper examines telemediated processes and new work arrangements in the public sector and raises questions regarding the impact on workers and their trade unions, working conditions, service delivery, and social citizenship.

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