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.
Despite the fears that automation will require workers to have technical and digital skills, the World Economic Forum’s ‘Future Jobs Survey’ found that employers actually think they will need more human skills by 2020. Skills, robots and computers cannot replicate like critical thinking.