Back door must be slam shut on secretive TiSA deal

While the Trade in Services Agreement, or TiSA, is currently on ice, now is not the time to freeze opposition to the secretive trade deal. That was a key takeaway from the UNI-organized panel “Services Globalization and the Future of Work: TiSA and the WTO held at the World Trade Organization’s…

Big Tech’s Power Unchallenged? Not by us..

UNI has warned for a long time now that there is nothing called a free lunch. That the services we are offered for free by Google, Facebook, Amazon and the like are coming at a great cost: our data. Couple that to estimates that the Big 6 tech companies own the vast majority of the world’s data…

TiSA-Juego Sucio

Análisis preparado por UNI Global Union sobre las consecuencias del TiSA está disponible. UNI les proporciona este análisis exhaustivo del TiSA y sus consecuencias para el sector de servicios con un llamado a la acción para digerir primero, y reaccionar luego, al asesoramiento dado. Es una lectura…

In defence of workers’ data

On September 5, a European Court of Human Rights judgement, which could spur similar claims across Europe, has reinforced the rights of employees to have a significant degree of privacy when sending and receiving workplace emails. The Court ruled that an employer “cannot reduce private social life…

Philip Jennings on BBC Radio 4

Philip Jennings offers the labour perspective in this interesting BBC Radio 4 debate about robotisation, digitalisation and disruption in the developing countries. The discussants mention the growing importance of new digital skills, the unacceptable high youth unemployment despite good levels of…

More reasons to worry about AI in war and peace

More than 100 academics and industry leaders are urging the United Nations to ban lethal autonomous weapons. Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk, Google DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman, and 114 others signed the open letter to the UN requesting the ban on killer artificial intelligence, published…