02 February 2017
The Trade Union Forum on Digitalisation follows a first meeting held in June 2016 in Mexico. Please consult the meeting agenda on the right hand side.
The OECD (http://www.oecd.org/sti/goingdigital.htm), the ILO and the EU, the G20 and G7, the World Economic Forum and the World Bank have all set up policy discussions on the digital economy, digitalisation or the next production revolution. The business and technical communities, and civil society are actively involved in such debates. Trade union participation so far has primarily focussed on the employment aspects of technological change, which are and remain priorities. The labour movement needs to build up capacities and develop a shared understanding of the impact of wider changes of digitalisation, and as a result the digital economy, which do have significant implications for the world of work and future economic development.
The main themes to be discussed include:
The Forum will start on the 15 February with closed sessions between trade union representatives carrying over to the Open Forum that will discuss the key policy issues at stake with OECD representatives and invited guests from business and technical organisations, civil society and other experts.