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Work and the AI Revolution

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the way we work and, alongside boosting productivity, offers an opportunity to improve working lives. But new technologies also pose risks: more inequality and discrimination, unsafe working conditions, and unhealthy blurring of the boundaries between home and work.

The TUC believes we are now at a crucial moment in the AI-driven technological workplace revolution.

These reports are part of the TUC project on AI and the employment relationship.

Technology Managing People - The worker experience: a report informed by a TUC survey of workers, trade union reps, BritainThinks polling and a literature review.

- Technology Managing People – The legal implications: a report carried out for the TUC by leading employment rights lawyers Robin Allen QC and Dee Masters from the AI Law Consultancy

- Dignity at work and the AI revolution: this manifesto highlights the values we should all adopt to make sure that technology at work is for the benefit of everyone  along with our proposals for change. Please show your support for our manifesto values and our proposals for change.

Technology managing people - The worker experience

TUC research revealed that only 28 per cent of workers are comfortable with technology being used to make decisions about people at work.

This report highlights the implications of AI being used to make decisions about people at work by considering:

  • the worker experience of AI-powered technologies being used for management purposes
  • the impact on workers of the use of these technologies
  • objectives to ensure AI technologies meet worker and trade union needs.

Our report is informed by a TUC survey of both workers and trade union reps, as well as BritainThinks polling and a literature review.

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Technology Managing People – The legal implications

AI systems present opportunities for all, but these new technologies must be deployed in the right way. This report sets out the legal redress available to workers when AI decision-making goes wrong, explores gaps in the law and guidance (illustrated by case studies), and goes on to make recommendations for reform.  

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Dignity at work and the AI revolution

In this manifesto, we highlight the values we should all adopt to make sure that technology at work is for the benefit of everyone, and to reassert the importance of human agency in the face of technological control. We also set out our detailed proposals for change.

Read the manifesto

Download the manifesto (pdf)

The time for action is now

Work is a huge part of all our lives. It matters to all of us that we get this technological revolution right. Please support our values and proposals for change.

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