What is the commission?

The Changing Work Centre is a joint research initiative set up by Community and the Fabian Society, looking to develop and champion progressive ideas for the modern world of work. The centre undertakes research on the changing world of work, what it means for workers today and into the future, and how government, employers and trade unions should respond.

Our aims…

The aim of the Commission on Workers and Technology is to take a ‘worker’s eye view’ of technology change in the workplace and especially the automation of existing job tasks. The commission will look in granular detail at case-study occupations and sectors to draw conclusions on what needs to happen to make new workplace technologies an opportunity not a threat for typical workers.

The Commission on Workers and Technology is chaired by Yvette Cooper MP and hosted by the Changing Work Centre – a joint research initiative from Community and the Fabian Society.

The commission will develop proposals for national government policy but it also aims to have a direct impact on workplaces. The project has been instigated by Community partly with the aim of developing the union’s own thinking on how it should work in partnership with employers as they adopt new technologies.

Automation response unit…

Is automation happening in your workplace? What effect is technological change having on jobs? Do you fear for the future? Is your employer helping workers prepare for change? We want to know. Report any signs of automation change in your workplace to our Automation Response Unit.

You can learn more about our commissioners here.

Learn more about our work by visiting the official changing work centre website here.