“Employers and employees need to do their fair share when it comes up to avoiding the risk of skills gaps and/or shortages”, said Director General Uwe Combüchen.
With Luc Triangle, Secretary General of industriAll Europe, stating that “with our labour legislation of the last century we could not be successful in the age of industry 4.0. (…) Employees and companies need more flexibility.” It seems like that there is a common agreement. Not surprising as both social partners have already a joint statement on the impact of digitalisation.
In the end both social partners have an interest in keeping an internationally competitive industry in Europe as it is critical to create wealth, jobs and sustain Europe’s top level social standards.
At the occasion, Ceemet’s Director General announced that the launch of the report “Digitalisation and the World of Skills & Education” on March 8th. This is the update of the 1st chapter of the much referred to “Digitalisation and the World of Work” report.