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Technological change and the Scottish labour market

Technological change and the Scottish labour market

Monday, April 16, 2018

ISBN: 9781788518031

A joint research report between Scottish Government and SUC assessing the potential impact of automation on Scottish work places

Executive Summary

The report stems from discussions at the First Minister’s recent Biannual meetings with the STUC on the growing anxiety amongst some workers that their jobs might be either lost or adversely changed through the deployment of new technologies. It discusses competing claims about the future of work and assesses the extent to which technology is already affecting the Scottish labour market. It concludes by identifying a number of areas for further consideration.