Industrial Transformation – Future of Work

Technology can provide opportunity, but it will also disrupt jobs and current supply chains. Digitalisation, automation and data all need to be managed to protect jobs and living standards. Full employment remains a goal of the union movement and no compromise will be accepted on the Universal Labour Guarantee. Just Transition measures are vital to realise these shifts.

Global governance of technological shifts must include a new standard on platform business, global standards on data management including protection and privacy, surveillance protections and more. These require union intervention and cross-border social dialogue with the collective bargaining strength to ensure Just Transition and employment plans.