The Future of Work: A nightmare or arena of struggle

The Future of Work: A nightmare or arena of struggle

The Future of Work Conference sponsored by the Labour Party last week was a stimulating look at a range of ideas for dealing with the challenges that the current system is preparing for people in the 21st Century.

However, for many speakers there appeared to be a technological determinism that I believe should be resisted. This involves a belief that change is inevitable, the outcome will be widespread loss of jobs and increased insecurity, and all we can do is try and minimise the damage.