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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Worker-less Work: The Robots Are Coming

Jobs are no longer safe and secure and this is leading to temporary position where greater burdens and risks are placed upon the worker. As technology increases and more robots are placed into the workforce,  human labor is valued less and workers have become disposable commodities a recent report in Hazards reveals.

“The majority of the world’s workforce is informal and is in an extremely precarious position,” the 2008 report of a World Health Organisation (WHO) commission on social determinants of health observed. It noted: “The global dominance of precarious work, with its associated insecurities, has contributed significantly to poor health and health inequities.”

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