Digitalisation and the digital economy trade union key messages

New technologies offer the prospect of improving productivity and transforming the economy in ways that support and protect decent working conditions. For example, technology could be used to ensure ethical supply chains through real-time monitoring of working conditions. If managed effectively, it has the potential to improve working conditions and the quality of life of workers in all sectors. Trade unions acknowledge this potential. At the same time, we are concerned that at the moment it seems that digitalisation moves ahead with little priority given to workers’ rights or social protection. Policies need to ensure that technology has positive impacts on growth, job quality and employment creation. Digitalisation and innovation must contribute to better living conditions and more equal societies.

TUAC (Trade Union Advisory Committee) (2017), Digitalisation and the digital economy trade union key messages, Trade union key messages to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).


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  • TUAC (Trade Union Advisory Committee) (Employee organisation)
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