The world of work will change. It will change how and where people work in the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based industries (MET)

industriAll European Trade Union & Ceemet have adopted a joint position on the impact of digitalisation on the world of work in the MET industries.

This is an important area for social dialogue and an opportunity to shape the ongoing technological change, so as to maximize the benefit for our industry in terms of growth and jobs. The ability to successfully manage this change will be central to whether the MET industry can keep it’s (cost and non-cost) competitiveness and capitalise on the digital transformation for the better.

The joint position -which you can find below- is a starting point for discussion, and sets a preliminary vision of what the issues presenting themselves to the MET sector and to MET social partners may be. Its content will be further developed over time.

The joint position follows the well received Digitalisation & the World of Work report which has been selected finalist in the category "Best Provision of Industry Information & Intelligence" for the European Association Awards that will be handed out in 2017.


Ceemet & industriAll Europe joint statement: Impact of digitalisation on MET industries
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