Groups of works

WG 01 – Training for adults

Coordinators: Prof. José Peixoto Filho (Universidade de Itaúna e UFF); Prof. Joaquim Luís Alcoforado (Universidade de Coimbra)

Summary: Training and career change; trajectory of life and formation in adult life; professional choices concerning all fields of labor; Conflict of generations in the work environment; implications in the technological transformations in the formation of adults.

WG 02 – Professional identity

Coordinators: Profª Dra. Vanessa de Andrade Barros (UFMG); Prof. José Newton Garcia de Araujo (PUC-Minas); Profª. Fabiana Goulart (UNA)

Summary: Relationship identity and work; Professional identity and social recognition; Subjective construction and professional identity; Initial and continued formation; Identity construction; Technologies of information and professional identity.

WG 03 – Professional training and required skills of the engineer.

Coordinators: Profa. Dra. Adriana M. Tonini (CEFET-MG/ UFOP)

Summary: The contemporary world, known as “knowledge era”, presents a competitive scenario between organizations and, consequently, the labour market is demanding workers increasingly efficient, multifunctional and competent.

Technological advances and globalization affected the market characteristics, changing even the demand for professionals. Added to this are the changes in the form of production and new social requirements that, by reinforcing the need for a new profile of the engineering professional make the need for change a recurring subject in the academia, in Brazil and abroad.

In the 1990s, the debate on the engineer’s profile to the new millennium was intensified and the term “competence” passed to occupy a prominent place in the study of the contemporary engineer’s profile, so that, in Europe and the US, major studies were initiated to define what are the skills required from the engineer and talk about the need to reform the educational system.

The university then has a commitment with society and students, in order to provide an education that fosters conditions for professional to join and remain in the labour market, and in this context, it is vital that skills are developed during university education, consistent with those needed for their professional performance. It is noteworthy that this does not mean that the focus of education is exclusively meeting the demands of the labour market, reaffirming the importance of a generalist, humanistic and reflective formation.

In this scenario, it becomes important to identify and analyse the skills that the modern engineer must develop as professionals such as engineers are directly involved in work processes, product manufacture and provision of services, in various economic sectors of the globalized world.

WG 04 – Work, knowledge and experience

Coordinators: Profa. Dra. Maria Clara Bueno Fischer (UFRGS); Profa. Dra. Maristela Vargas Losekann (Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde do Grupo Hospitalar Conceição (FACS-GHC) e Escola Técnica GHC

Assistent: Doutoranda Mariana Cavaca Alves do Valle; Doutoranda Neusa Maria da Silva; Ma. Vanessa Aparecida Alves

Summary: Labor, activity, praxis, experience. Identities, professional values and cultures. Politics, labor and memory. Transmission, learning, techniques and labor. Labor and diversity – genre, generation, special necessities, ethnics. Health, labor and politics. Collective actions and labor. Experience, language and labor. Labor analysis, activity analysis.

WG 05 – Social and solidarity economy  and self-management intersections

Coordinators: Profª Dra. Bianca Lima Costa (UFV); Prof. Dr. Maurício Sardá (UFRPE); Prof. Dr. Carlos Roberto Horta (UFMG); Profa. Dra. Aline Mendonça dos Santos (Univ. Católica de Pelotas); Prof. Dr. Washington José de Souza (UFRN)

Summary: The emergence of the social and solidarity economy in a perspective historical. Social and solidarity economy: concepts and experiences. Job associate, cooperative and self-managed. Public policies for the associated work. The construction of the political field of social and solidarity economy. Social and solidarity economy and territorial development. Social and solidarity economy and participatory democracy in the places of work and society. Social and solidarity economy and feminism. Problems and potentialities of cooperative, associations, community banks, social enterprises, mutual organizations, self-managed companies, etc. Social and solidarity economy and agroecology. Solidarity economy and traditional peoples and communities. Networks cooperation and solidary productive chains. Social and solidarity economy, commercialization and institutional purchases. Labor law and cooperativism. Social and solidarity economy and its intersections: popular economy, labor economy, plural economy.

WG 06 – Field education and social movements

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Samuel Pereira Campos (UEPA); Prof. Dr. Marcio Gomes (UFV); Prof. Dr. Edgard Leite de Oliveira (UFV)

Summary: This round table will address issues of rural education and social movements in the countryside based on the discussions held by researchers working in the state of Pará. The experience of rural education today in the south and southeast of Pará is, in a sense, the result of the struggle for land by rural workers since the 1970s. In this region, according to INCRA data, there are 505 Settlement Projects with some 80,000 families in an area of ​​more than 4 million hectares. The debate around the education of the field and the experiences that have been experienced since the implantation of the courses of Agricultural Technician and Agroecology and Degree in Field Education, by alternation, in the Rural Campus of IFPA and UNIFESSPA, among others, is the result of the struggle for land tenure, with support from various entities. In the roundtable discussions, we will also share research results in this region of the state, explaining the protagonist references of the actors that make up the Paraense Forum of Field Education, social movements in the countryside, universities and sectors of public power (state and municipal). It will also be discussed the precariousness of the educational reality faced by the subjects of the field and the positioning regarding the regulation that is established in the relation of the populations and social movements of the field with the State and the universities in the occasion of the implementation of the policies of education of the field at the present time. Likewise, processes for the materialization of the UNIFESSPA Full Degree Course in Field Education will be presented, focusing, in particular, on the historical partner contexts of the formation of the students, made possible by the alternation of time-spaces of formation, under the guidance of the following questions : what meanings does the course produce for training policies and processes? How the course contributes to the consolidation of a field of knowledge formulated in the tension that feeds and drives the project of training teachers of the field.

Keywords: Field education; Social movements of the countryside; Fight for land.

WG 07 – New configurations of rural and urban work

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Luciano Rodrigues Costa (UFV); Prof. Dr. Cláudio Roberto de Jesus (UFRN); Prof. Dr. Lucio Alves de Barros (UEMG)

Summary: Flexibilization of work; informality and deregulation of labor laws; productive restructuring; outsourcing, new configurations of rural and urban work; informal work and its interfaces with the illegal and illicit; labor relations and employment; Housework; labor and gender, and work and migration.

WG 08 – Work, policies and social struggles

Coordinators: Profª. Dra. Patrícia Vieira Trópia (UFU); Prof. Dr. Davisson C. C. de Souza (UNIFESP)

Summary: The objective of the GT (Work Group) is to stimulate debates between Latin-American researchers of different areas, interested in discussing labor in their most varied forms (formal labor, informal, precarious, outsourced), unemployment and politics. The political organizations of the workers, their forms, instruments of struggle and claims are welcome as topics. Also, the topics relevant to the present GT (Work Group): the impact of governmental politics on struggle and laborer’s rights, the impact on economic and political changes on the organization of workers (especially the unions), the matter of unemployment and the movement of the unemployed, the relationship between the union’s movement and other social movements. We are interested in attracting researches that investigate the political struggles of the female workers in Brazil and in Latin America.

WG 09 – Americanism, work and education

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. José Geraldo Pedrosa (CEFET-MG); Prof. Dr. Flávio Raimundo Giarola (CEFET-MG)

Summary: Theoretical or empirical research on modernity, modernism and modernization (Europe) versus Americaness, Americanization and Americanisms (United States of America): cultural, economic, political and social differences between the old and new world. Implications of Americanism in Brazil: in the industrialization of the twentieth century, mass culture, religion and religiosity, in educational institutions, in the media, business culture, science, in social and individual behaviors, eating habits, in clothing, architecture and others. Tacit and contractual relationships between the United States of America and the Federative Republic of Brazil. Attendance of Americanism in Brazilian school education. Americanism and Professional and Technological Education in Brazil.

WG 10 – Crafts and professions

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. José Geraldo Pedrosa (CEFET-MG); Profa. Dra. Renata Bastos Ferreira Antipoff (IFMG); Prof. Dr. Antônio de Pádua Nunes Tomasi (CEFET-MG); Profa. Dra. Matilde Agero Batista (UFSJ)

Summary: The classical sociology emphasizes the importance of the process of formation of collective identities at work. Contemporary researchers show that these identities are associated with the production and organization of social inequalities. In this group should be discussed relations between the occupational and professional identities and inequalities among different social groups. Arts, crafts and professionalism in diverse environments; Schooling and school practices of manual activities, the teaching of trades and professions through distance education; history of professional education, public policies for professional education, credentials, diplomas, experience. 

WG 11 – Health, work and human training

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Davidson Passos Mendes (UNIFEI); Prof. Dr. Luiz Felipe Silva (UNIFEI); Prof. Dr. Geraldo Fabiano de Souza Moraes (UNIFEI)

Summary: Historical and conceptual aspects of the pathology of Labor/Occupational Health. Detection of health problems related to work. Health-disease issues and the main models of causality. Risk conditions of ergonomic nature and of organization of work and its relationship to worker health. Reduction and elimination of the harmfulness of work: public policy in health and safety at work. Prevention strategies, risk management and technological changes. Contributions of safety engineering and ergonomics for the reduction and elimination of harm at work. Workers’ participation in environmental sanitation and working conditions. Professional education. Human skills. Risk management strategies.

WG 12 – Youth and the labor market: the transition from school to work and its consequences for social reproduction

Coordinators:  Prof. Dr. Diogo Henrique Helal (FUNDAJ); Profa. Dra. Jesuína Maria Pereira Ferreira (UNIFBV)

Summary: Brazilian social inequality has been victim of a process that perpetuates itself across generations, namely, the early entry into the labor market which handicaps the chances of educational achievement and it restricts access to the labor market worth writing themselves into a vicious circle. Investment in education, initially, should be understood as an end in itself, namely, learning. However, levels of schooling of the population of a given country are crucial not only for their economic development, but also for the quality of life of its population. In this respect, to the academic literature and public service managers, years of schooling and quality and ir quality has been understood almost exclusively as a source of access to the labor market. This working group is focused exactly on the study of the context of the transition from school to work, here understood as done at any stage of the school system even concomitantly.

WG 13 – Teaching, learning and social and human relationship in the educational context of the rural zone and riverside communities

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Esequiel Gomes da Silva (UFPA); Profa. Dra. Sandra Maria Job (UFPA)

Summary:The problems regarding education in Brazil are generally still challenges to be resolved in the 21st century. Specifically in this regard, this GT will encompass discussions involving challenges and developments in the education context, from primary to tertiary schools located in rural areas and riparian communities. The educational context here considers teaching, the student body, the working conditions for teachers, gender relations, teacher-student interactions, school infrastructure, modes of transportation, the training and qualifications of teachers, and other related topics. From an interdisciplinary perspective, the objective is to discover and reflect on various educational realities that live and survive on the edges of large urban centers.

WG 14 – Work and public policies

Coordinators: Profa. Dra. Roberta Carvalho Romagnoli (PUC Minas); Profa. Dra. Cláudia Maria Filgueiras Penido (PUC Minas); Profa. Dra. Izabel Christina Friche Passos (PUC Minas).

Summary:Discussion of the daily work of technicians and teams in the public policies of health and social assistance. The multi-determination of vulnerability and its effects on work management. The forces and tensions and its analysis from authors like René Lourau, Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari.

WG 15 – Narratives of experience: professionalism and identity recognition

Coordinators: Profa. Dra. Maria da Conceição Passeggi (UFRN); Prof. Dr. Herve Breton (Université de Tours/França); Prof. Dr. Elizeu Clementino de Souza (UNEB); Profa. Dra. Ecleide Cunico Furlanetto (UNICID)

Summary:The notion of professionality represents an important inflection in the world of work today, necessarily implying a return on subjectivity. In this sense, learning experiences (labor, social, existential) constitute a pertinent basis for reflection, which may foster a better understanding of the processes of formation and the ways in which people appropriates their life-long experiences and daily experiences, draws lessons that can satisfaction personal and professional, ethically responsible. The WG intends to unite researchers who question the narratives of the experience (written, oral, digital, audiovisual), used with multiple purposes: a) as a qualitative research method; b) as a practice of training and reinventing oneself; c) as a peer review tool for entry into and / or promotion in the career path (memorials, dossiers for recognition of CSR knowledge and skills, portfolios, letters of intent, validation of acquired experience). One of the challenges of this research is to link these autobiographical narratives to the different approaches that have flourished in the Humanities, Social and Health Sciences. The focus of the debate, therefore, is on epistemological, theoretical-methodological aspects and issues related to memory, subjectivity, identity (professional, gender) that emerge from narratives of experience as inputs to research, training, insertion in culture and professional life. The WG aims to strengthen the biographical movement and its existing national and international research networks.

WG 16 – Ethnic-racial relations, gender and knowledge production

Coordinator: Profa. Dr. Silvani dos Santos Valentim (CEFET-MG)

Summary: This working group aims to deepen, in an interdisciplinary perspective, the theme Racial-Ethnic Relations, Labor and Education. It is through culture that human beings give meaning to their actions as an act that goes beyond a system of customs because it is the subject of human intervention. Ethnicity and racial relations enable us to refine our understanding of how diversity is present in educational institutions, in the workplace and in society. Above all is an opportunity for questioning exclusionary, discriminatory and racist practices.   This working group brings together researchers on education, culture and race relations in traditional communities, black and indigenous communities, quilombolas, fishermen and coastal communities, among others, in its interface with labor and education, and under vocational and technological Education.

WG 17 – Teacher work, training and professionalization

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Dalmi Alcântara (IFB); Prof. Dr. Éder Alonso Castro (IFB)

Summary:Work: from practice to teaching praxis. The development of teacher´s identities, values and professional positions. Relationship between professional identities, social recognition and professional ethics. Culture, work and professional identity of the teacher. Ethics as a mechanism of appreciation and professional recognition of teachers. The challenges of teaching work and cultural diversity. Collective actions and the valorization of professional work. Analysis of the working conditions of education professionals. The historical-cultural construction of teaching work. The importance of information technologies, communication in the formation of the identity and professional practices of teachers. The ethical-professional contributions of educators in the choice and professional training of students. Conflicts between generations of professionals in the teaching work environment.

WG 18 – Social studies of work, technology and expertise: skills development at work

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Francisco de Paula Antunes Lima (UFMG); Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Ribeiro (UFMG)

Summary: The goal of this working group is to discuss theoretical research and action-research projects that aims at transforming the situation under analysis and that focus on the relationship between school and professional practices. The difference between competences developed at school and professional competences is fully recognized, as well as the difficulties faced when going through this passage between classrooms and workplaces. Therefore, we aim at discussing themes situated between school and work, such as:

1) The specifics of scholarly knowledge and professional expertise;

2) The relationships between theoretical knowledge and, on the other hand, skills and practical or situated knowledge;

3) Pragmatic knowledge or concepts;

4) Transversal competencies or transferable skills;

5) Instruments, intermediate/boundary objects, and learning situations that can support the transition between school and work.

WG 19 – Labour and professional education in the fields of information and culture

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. André de Souza Pena (UFMT); Profa. Dra. Gabriela Belmont de Farias (UFCE)

Summary:The informational and cultural work camps: actors, scenarios, skills required. Organization, processes and working relationships in informational and cultural environments such as: archives, libraries, museums, cultural centers, documentation centers, other similar environments. Information society, technology and work. Labour market in the professions of culture and information. Worker’s health in the above fields. Professional training in the fields of information and culture: limits, disciplinary fields involved, educational paradigms in force, comparative studies. The work in information and culture as a field of research: approaches and methodologies.

WG 20 – Activity, gesture, technique and technology

Coordinator: Profa. Dr. Lucília Machado (UNA)

Summary:The historical-cultural approach to the activity. The structure of the activity. Pedagogical activity. Gestures, instruments and signs as mediators of human activity. The technique as an effective traditional act. Technology as human science. Technical languages. Technical objects and subjectivation. Social meanings and personal senses. Gesture, conditions of the exercise of activity as a process of humanization and human formation.

WG 21 – Philosophy of technique and technology

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. José Aravena (UFJF); Prof. Dr. Bruno Vasconcelos de Almeida (PUC-MG)

Assistent: Ma. Juliana Pereira

Ementa: O GT “Filosofia da Técnica e da Tecnologia” propõe uma reflexão acadêmica transdisciplinar entre a filosofia da tecnologia, o atual cenário das profissões técnicas/tecnológicas, e outros campos de conhecimento, com o objetivo de problematizar questões contemporâneas acerca da técnica e da tecnologia. As relações entre tecnologia e política, economia, cultura, ciência e subjetividade estão entre as preocupações do grupo. Pretende-se discutir desde a conceituação e a relação entre os conceitos técnica e tecnologia, até a sua articulação dentro dos diversos contextos profissionais (como é o caso das engenharias e outras profissões de caráter inventivo-produtivo), considerando os diversos campos do desenvolvimento tecnológico atual e suas repercussões na orientação dos processos formativos e normativos, na promoção de políticas públicas, nos efeitos no emprego/desemprego ou nas dinâmicas econômicas dominantes e alternativas. São bem-vindas contribuições de todas as áreas que tratem, desde a perspectiva da filosofia da técnica e da tecnologia, assuntos relativos à indústria 4.0, sociedade 5.0, antropoceno, transumanismo  e ainda contribuições em torno de autores clássicos da área, bem como produções recentes que problematizem o cenário atual de inquietações e incertezas, como por exemplo, os algoritmos e o universo digital, as relações entre tecnologias e neoliberalismo, as biotecnologias, a relação da filosofia com as engenharias, o intenso investimento de captura das subjetividades contemporâneas, a cultura material e dos objetos, as narrativas e imaginários que circundam as disputas tecnológicas.
Palavras-chave: Filosofia da Técnica e da Tecnologia. Trabalho. Transdisciplinaridade. Subjetividade. Políticas Públicas.

WG 22 – Analogies, metaphors and models (A&M) in educator´s education and vocational training for the world of work

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Luiz Nagen (CEFET-MG); Prof. Dr. Ivo de Jesus Ramos (CEFET-MG); Prof. Dr. Alexandre da Silva Ferry (CEFET-MG)

Summary: This WG proposes the discussion of themes that address educational and formative practices in science; in technology and arts involving the use of A&M, as well as systematized application, in the use of A&M, in environments of education and vocational training for the world of work. It also addresses the use of A&M in processes: teaching and learning; dissemination and socialization of science and technology development; It also aims to discuss and disseminate new roles assigned to A&M for vocational and educator training in pedagogical praxis, cognition and heuristics.

WG 23 – Workers’ knowledge and experience

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. José Newton Garcia de Araújo (PUC Minas).

Summary: In this work group, it is proposed to discuss research and intervention practices in work environments. Our purpose is based on the hypothesis that in the daily lives in organizations, workers accumulate unique knowledges and experiences, becoming, therefore, the most capable subjects of analyzing the pathogenic conditions and/or organization, within the work processes. In this sense, they can provide the most pertinent subsidies to propose changes in situations that cause suffering at work. Although there are several theoretical and methodological approaches that rely on such a hypothesis, in this work group we will seek to focus on researches and interventions based on the clinical theories of work, namely, ergology, psychodynamics of work, clinic of activity and psychosociology of work.

WG 24 – Professional gestures and interculturality

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. M. Sébastien Pesce (Université d’ Orléans/França); Profa. Dra. Lucília Machado (UFMG); Prof. Dr. Antônio de Pádua Nunes Tomasi (CEFET-MG); Prof. Dr. Hervé Breton (Université de Tours/França)

Summary: Why observe and study professional gestures? Conceptual elements for thinking the professional gesture. The engendering of gesture in action. The language of gesture. Work situation, professional situation and gesture. Professional gestures and social meanings. The attribution of personal senses to professional gestures. The process of developing professional gestures. The transmission of professional gestures. Pre-built professional gestures. Professional posture and gesture. Professional identity and gesture. Performance elements of the professional gesture. School gestures. Disciplinary gestures. The prescribed and the real. Gender and style. Professional routines. Challenges in the appropriation of the professional gesture. Culture, diversity, multiculturalism, transversality, interculturality and professional gesture.

WG 25 – Alternative pedagogies and social innovations

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. M. Sébasien Pesce (Université d’ Orléans/França); Profa. Dra. Lucília Machado (UFMG); Prof. Dr. Antônio de Pádua Nunes Tomasi (CEFET-MG); Prof. Dr. Hervé Breton (Université de Tours/França)

Summary: It aims to work on the conditions, the theoretical determinants, the methodological forms, as well as the effects of the alternative pedagogies, more precisely those that concern adults: pedagogies in adult education, those that are placed in the context of social, community, of local development projects. For this reason, we are particularly interested in alternative pedagogies as a resource for social innovation projects. From the point of view of the process, we want to work on the question of pedagogies mainly by supporting real pedagogical experiences, that is, in the presentation and analysis of educational experiments that were conceived and developed, or observed by the participants of the WG. Another challenge is to consider the experiences that have been developed in various cultural / geographical contexts presented by GT members, notably in South America, Europe, Canada. We also propose to carry out the analysis of these experiments using as a frame of reflection the contributions (theoretical or methodological) of great thinkers, practitioners and pedagogical currents.

WG 26 – Literacy practices: identity and teaching work

Coordinators:  Profa. Dra. Leiva de Figueiredo Leal (UFMG); Prof. Dr. Cláudio Humberto Lessa (CEFET-MG)

Summary:We propose to debate constitutive aspects of the teacher’s identity based on his discursive practices and his teaching activity regarding the importance of his undergraduate and lifelong education for well-informed pedagogical practices; the role of the theories and applications of the ‘literacy’ concept  in the teaching work and the influences of the teacher’s identity in the management of the interactive networks in his practice.

WG 27 – Teacher training for vocational education

Coordinator: Profa. Dr. Maria Rita Neto Salles Oliveira (CEFET-MG)

Summary: The objective of the WG is to discuss aspects of teacher education for the professional education modality, in the contexts, closely related, of contemporaneity and of the legal provisions regarding this subject, in Brazil. Characteristics of contemporaneity, of the relation between historical context, public policies, laws and social practices, besides the current conditions of the formation will be approached. The WG will welcome the presentation of results of studies and research or experiences and successful proposals of innovation on the training of teachers for professional education.

WG 28 – Sexual division of work and gender relationships:current hallenges and interlocutions with science & technology (S&T) and the professional and technological education

Coordinator: Profa. Dra. Raquel Quirino (CEFET-MG)

Assistent: Doutoranda Mislene Aparecida Gonçalves Rosa

Summary: The work group aims to problematize professional and technological education, as well as the production and use of science, technique and of technology at work, having gender relationships as objects of study in specific cutouts. They are locus of these discussions are the working spaces and educational institutions. It seeks to discuss the interlocutions, dialogues, correlations, advances and challenges of gender relationships and sexual diversity in work relationships with their divisions; in professional and technological education and in the production and use of science and technology in society.

WG 29 – Contemporary slave work

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Luciano Rodrigues Costa (UFV); Profa. Dra. Flávia Moura (UFMA); Prof. Dr. Braulio Figueiredo Silva (UFMG)

Summary: Forms of domination and submission of work. Debt bondage; exhaustive work and degrading work. Sociological and legal concepts. Migrations and displacements. Crime; lack of guarantee of rights and human dignity. Grooming and denunciation of slave-like conditions. The role of institutions regulating labor law, the challenges and the limits of public policy to control this form of labor exploitation in Brazil and around the world.

WG 30 –Learning environments and technologies applied to education: educational practices and teacher training for vocational and technological education

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Ivo de Jesus Ramos (CEFET-MG); Profa. Dra. Maria Adélia da Costa (CEFET-MG)

Summary: Concepts of Learning Environments; Online Learning Environment; Classroom learning environment; Maker Culture in Vocational and Technological Education (EPT); Teachers’ Professional Practices; Teaching Practice in Teaching and Learning; Educational Practices and Technologies; Applications of artificial intelligence in educational projects; Pedagogical and educational practices in intelligent systems; Artificial intelligence projects in education; Preparation of Pedagogical Projects; Educational practices; Integrated Project of Educational Practices in school and non-school spaces; Pedagogical Practice and Teaching; Relationship theory and practice in teacher education; Innovative Teaching; Reflexive practice; Teaching Pedagogical Practice Methodology; Active Methodology in Educational Practices and Teacher Training; Innovative Practices in Education, Projects and Educational Practices in Neuroscience; Neuroscience and teacher training; Educational Practices in Teacher Training; Teaching Practice, Curriculum and Teacher Training at EPT; Teacher Education for Basic Education – High School and EFA.

WG 31 – Ergonomics, mental health and resilience: challenges for the 21st century

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Fernando Toledo Ferraz (UFF); Prof. Dr. Isaac José Antonio luquetti dos Santos (CNEN/IEN e UFRJ/PEA)

Summary: Work systems grow in complexity continuously.  The increase in complexity occurs in several dimensions, not only in technology.  Changes in work require new skills, new organizational patterns and can mean new risks.  This WG aims to deepen the discussion of these issues.  The approaches to this will be Ergonomics, Resilience and Mental Health.

WG 32 – Precarious work and the Covid-19 pandemic

Coordinators: Profa. Dra. Ediméia Maria Ribeiro de Mello (Associação Brasileira de Pesquisadores em Economia Solidária); Profa. Dra. Lucília Machado (UFMG)

Summary: The Covid-19 pandemic arrived in Brazil in mid-February 2020 and brought major impacts on workers in the productive sectors most affected by social isolation measures, as well as on informal workers, in this era of neoliberal policy prevalence. The former are threatened by the reduction in activities and the consequent reduction in income and unemployment, in the face of a reality of loss of legal rights in labor relations. Informal workers (about 38.3 million people, according to the IBGE) suffer from having their sources of survival reduced, if not eliminated, since the realization of their demand often depends on the physical approach of customers and / or suppliers. Most of these workers, deprived of reserves to face crises, have the options of exposure to contagion or deprivation of indispensable needs. For the unemployed, who are minimally covered by the labor legislation, the options include joining the informality group or welcoming by solidarity networks, at a time when they may be subject to the same problems. This WG proposes to debate the implications of the pandemic and its associations with the serious economic crisis of the current capitalism for, particularly, these two groups of workers. It is proposed to stimulate reflection on ways of coping with this difficult situation, with emphasis on public policies (health, income and education), from the point of view of their qualitative and quantitative capacities to safeguard them effectively. Thus, the objective is to contribute with analyzes and diagnoses about the unprecedented adverse scenario in Brazilian society, as well as suggestions and justifications for the improvement of public policy that will meet the most vulnerable populations in crisis situations.