The Chamber of Labour (AK) welcomes the Commission Communication on Shaping Europe's Digital Future. Many of the proposals outlined are generally positive. For example, the commitment to a digital transition that is in line with the European social model and that society should benefit from the digital dividend.
At the same time, however, the Communication remains at a very general and not very detailed level. Many of the trade-offs inherent in the issues surrounding digitisation are thus left unmentioned and are not addressed. Although a Commission Communication is not the place for detailed analyses, existing trade-offs could have been addressed more clearly without any problems. From the AK's point of view, however, one thing is clear in the context of the digital change: there is an urgent need to safeguard and strengthen labour law and welfare state rights with the significant participation of the social partners.