New Technologies, the Future of Work, Skills and Industrial Relations (IR)

Project: Research

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We consider how new technologies are impacting on the building industry’s industrial relations (IR), management, jobs, skills, education, training and workforce composition. We chronicle the industry’s stakeholders’ perspectives on such matters, and on cooperation, disruption, productivity, the future of work, as well as ‘pain points’ that employers and unions envisage as new technologies are introduced. We appraise how the key players can innovate in terms of more cooperative forms of IR with mutual gains and more voice and goal alignment. We evaluate how the parties can best work with and try to improve the IR, management, education and training systems.
Effective start/end date1/08/218/08/22