Digitalization and automation in the manufacturing sector are among the most important challenges for the social partners representing companies and workers. Trade unions and employers’ associations are facing today a difficult and rapid transition (due to Internet of Things, Big Data, Collaborative Robotics, 3D Printing, Artificial Intelligence) which must be governed so that it does not generate the loss of millions of jobs, as several studies have predicted.
The objective of the parties must be to reconcile the protection of work with that of greater competitiveness and productivity for companies. This is why new skills, training and work organization are as fundamental as urgent aspects to deal with. Yet these are elements that cannot be achieved unilaterally by any of the parties involved.
For this reason, the SoDiMa project sets out to put social dialogue at the center of the transition towards the manufacture of the future and wants to do it right at the European level, by strengthening the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee on Metal Industry answering to the challenges of the EU document. At the national workshop in madrid project partner ADAPT presented the SoDiMa_Industry 4.0_Literature Review_05.11.2019
A new start for social dialogue, its activities and its visibility with new and innovative results and activities. The reinforcement of the Committee and the involvement of countries with different maturation levels of digital manufacturing will favor the exchange of good practices and the development of guidelines that can help individual states to increase both business innovation levels and workers’ skills.
SoDiMa is a project co-funded by the European Commission, Directorate General of Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion VS/2019/0028 budget heading 04.03.01.08, Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue.