In January the European social partners of the chemical industry, European trade union industriAll and the European Chemical Employers Group (ECEG) launched a new social partner project entitled “The impact of innovation and digital transformation in the workplace: a sector-specific study of the European chemical, pharmaceutical, rubber and plastics industry”.

Based on an EU-wide research survey and expert interviews, the project partners aim to formulate a social partner joint action plan on how to anticipate, prepare for and manage change in the workplace arising from innovation and digital transformation in three domains: skills, working patterns and health & safety.

Over a period of 24 months, 16 experts from 8 EU Member States will steer the project.  Each brings specific sectoral knowledge and experience from national trade unions and employer associations in the areas of social dialogue, digital transformation and employment policy. A stakeholder conference is planned for 18-19 October.

Learn more about the ECEG and EU-level Social Dialogue at http://www.eceg.org/