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News | 15 Jan 2019 Press Release

Transport in 2040: how automation and technology will impact the future of work

The forward-looking assessment, produced by WMU, investigates how the global transport industry will change as a result of automation and advanced technologies,...

Page | 10 Dec 2018

Regulatory Frameworks and why they matter

In every country the impact of technology on workers is managed through the laws that govern the relationships between workers, employers and government. In many...

Page | 10 Dec 2018

Understanding new technology

The deployment of new technology under capitalism has always been a huge challenge for workers. This is because new technology is basically used to reduce costs and...

Page | 10 Dec 2018

What's the challenge?

Technology. Revolution. These are words that are much in the air at the moment. The use of new technology, it is said, will transform the workplace and society. We...

Page | 07 Dec 2018

Tool kit for union leaders

The toolkit is a package of materials and information intended to inform the response of unions to the introduction of new technology. This consists of a framework...

Page | 19 Nov 2018

New technology in fisheries

The fisheries sector is notorious for dangerous and poor working conditions. New technology could help to resolve some of the problems in the sector, but...

Page | 19 Nov 2018

Technology in inland navigation

Workers on the world’s rivers are exposed to the same technological trends as workers elsewhere: the increased use and integration of communications technologies,...

Page | 19 Nov 2018

Ship automation why do we have to care?

The world is changing rapidly under digitalisation. The value of automation emerges when these technologies are applied. Shipping is no exception. Almost 90 per...

Page | 19 Nov 2018

Technological development in railways

The railway systems in most countries were established over a hundred years ago, when competition from other land based modes of transport was almost...

Page | 19 Nov 2018

New technology on the road

Across the world the media is abuzz with articles excitedly discussing the development of driverless vehicles. Yet a handful of sceptics don’t think it will ever...