Fabian News – New Commission on Workers and Technology

This week we launched a new Commission on Workers and Technology chaired by Yvette Cooper MP.

The two year commission organised by the trade union Community and the Fabian Society will identify the immediate actions that government, employers and trade unions need to take to support workers as technology impacts on jobs during the next 10 years.

To coincide with the launch, the commission published the findings of an in-depth survey of workers’ views an about technology change at work.

A large majority of workers are positive about their own ability to navigate change: 73 per cent are confident they will be able to change and update their skills if new technology affects their job. However, 23 per cent of workers (i.e.6 million people) are worried that their current job may no longer be needed.

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