Reaping the rewards

By Carys Roberts At any time of flux there are opportunities to entrench or overcome the problems of the status quo. One such problem is the gendered world of work that results in a gender pay gap of 17.9 per cent, unequal access to jobs and hours, and women doing 60 per cent more unpaid work than … Continue reading Reaping the rewards

Making tech work

By Tom Watson It’s nearly three years ago now since I set up an independent Commission on the Future of Work with my colleague, Helen Mountfield QC. We saw that technology like automation, AI, and machine learning was causing significant disruption in the world of work, destroying some jobs, hollowing out others, and shifting the … Continue reading Making tech work

Intelligent futures

By Ivana Bartoletti Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere, and it is changing the way we live, think and make decisions – and have decisions made about us. There is no part of our life which is untouched by this new transformative technology. Insurance, medical care, mortgages, transport, policing, bail and parole, newsfeeds, political and commercial … Continue reading Intelligent futures

No automation without representation

By Areeq Chowdhury “Workers are Britain’s real wealth creators. They deserve a seat at the table.”  Those were the words of Jeremy Corbyn last year when he announced that a Labour government will require companies to hand over a third of the seats on their boards to workers. The announcement was met with joy by trade unions and dismay by big business. The … Continue reading No automation without representation