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Future of Work

Digital technologies are being deployed throughout global transport, changing how we work, where we work and who we work for. For ITF, the Future of Work is everything related to reducing the negative impacts that new technology can have on workers. The 2018 Congress ratified the FOW as a central plank of ITF’s work over the next few years.

This means getting the right understanding of the issues and challenges technology poses to workers across ITF sectors. It means pushing for the right regulations to control what technology can and cannot do. It means ensuring that workers’ rights are respected through effective tripartite mechanisms at every level. It means ensuring workers get access to the right training and skills development. Which means developing the right policies. It means providing workers around the world with examples of best practice in how unions have dealt with the challenges posed by new technology. It means working with trade unions across every sector to develop a common strategy and a common approach to the issues new technology poses to all of us.

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News | 09 Dec 2021 Press Release

New EU Directive says enough is enough on gig worker abuse

New EU Directive announced today includes a presumption that gig workers will be treated as employees. More than five million workers, including ride-hail...

News | 02 Dec 2021

The people of Massachusetts must stop big tech from buying its laws and oppressing gig workers

A consortium of tech companies has reportedly gained sufficient signatures to have a law put on the Massachusetts’ ballot that would allow them to exploit workers...

News | 07 Oct 2021

#WDDW21: Make platform companies respect the rules

Today on the World Day for Decent Work, trade unions in Brussels called on the European Commission to ensure that platform companies respect workers’...

News | 09 Sep 2021

Victories for public transport workers at ILO – but much work ahead

The ILO technical meeting on the future of decent and sustainable work in urban transport services brought together governments, employer and unions to discuss...

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