MPs are “clueless” about a impact of robots and new record on workers, a Government’s gig economy confidant has warned.
In a indication of a workforce in 2035 Matthew Taylor says a fast trend towards automation will trigger some-more inequality, put a workforce underneath “constant surveillance,” pull down salary and lower informal groups opposite a UK.
These will have a bigger impact on workers than elementary pursuit losses, he warns.
A consult of MPs by his RSA consider tank found that reduction than half of them “feel they have a imagination to make sound judgements about tech policy”.
Only 15 per cent pronounced MPs were doing adequate to ready workers for new technologies.
Mr Taylor’s news recommends a five-point “game plan” to assistance a workforce understanding with new technology.
He calls for a commander of Universal Basic Income to ready for when many workers knowledge income “yo-yoing” – and also concede workers to take time out of work to caring for aged relatives.
Mr Taylor also recommends strengthening workers’ rights, calls for particular training ‘budgets’ for each adults to safeguard they refurbish their skills and a new “consumer transaction charge” to be paid by business in sequence to give workers entrance to advantages like ill or paternity pay.
And finally he calls for low-skilled jobs to turn professional, that would “lend standing to some-more pursuit forms and inspire career progression”.
Mr Taylor says: “Yet we do have choices. We can select to settle a strong regulatory regime for record and data rights. We can select to emanate a taxation complement that shifts a weight onto those with a broadest shoulders.
We can select to renovate a preparation complement so that we provide lifelong training some-more seriously. And we can select to emanate a foe process that stands adult to a energy of vast firms when they strike on a wellbeing of workers.”
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