Since the onset of the economic crisis in 2008, the working poor has emerged as a growing concern in Europe. Those who belong to this group are employed but their income isn’t high enough to maintain the typical standard of living in their society.
The International Trade Union Confederation’s General Secretary Sharan Burrow says while digitalization is the tram track of the future, the opportunities and jobs it creates, need to be balanced with labour rights, just transition measures and fair competition rules for companies.
Ride sharing giant Uber’s drivers care most about their earnings. But the company’s EMEA boss, Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty says while they monitor it, they cannot control how much their drivers earn. But Gore-Coty does say, they are working toward providing better social protection.
Third industrial revolution pundit and President of Foundation on Economic Trends (FOET), Jeremy Rifkin firmly believes technologies are never neutral and technological infrastructures through history have never been neutral. They always come at a price.