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UITP & ETF launched a project on “Digital transformation and Social Dialogue in urban public transport companies” to study the impact of digitalisation on jobs, competence and work.
The digital transformation of the sector is an ongoing process and the Covid-19 pandemic has even accelerated digitalisation and so called ‘smart working practices’. The current developments due to the digital transformation will have both facilitating and disruptive effects on future urban mobility.
The objective of the project is to gain a better understanding of the technological developments taking place in our sector and their impact on employment, working conditions, professions and skills.
In the frame of the project, UITP & ETF organised workshops and confenrece and, released a report and joint recommendations to shape the digital transformation of the sector.
UITP & ETF adopted joint recommendations on digital transformation and social dialogue in urban public transport sector. Current digital and technological developments have an impact on society, urban mobility, as well as employment and work organisation in urban public transport companies. Digital transformation represents an opportunity to reposition the business by providing high-quality mobility to better serve passengers, but it must be based on a principle of just transition with the objective of securing both the future of companies and employment while preventing any negative effects on employment and working conditions.
The joint recommendations are based on the research done within the joint UITP & ETF European project on “Digital transformation in urban public transport companies and the impact on jobs, competence and work”.
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In October 2020, UITP & ETF issued a report to present the main findings of the project. the main findings of the project based on desk research and the evaluation of a broad range of information on the digital transformation of urban public transport and the role of social dialogue in this context.
The report concludes that any digitalisation strategy and the digital transformation process in urban public transport is designed and deployed in a way that involves workers and their interest representation in a pro-active way, as early as possible and in a trustful and transparent manner.
UITP & ETF organised a conference in October 2020 to present the main conclusions of the report.