The future of work in the automotive industry: The need to invest in people’s capabilities and decent and sustainable work

Issues paper for the Technical Meeting on the Future of Work in the Automotive Industry (Geneva, 4–8 May 2020)

Meeting document | 15 April 2020
This issues paper has been prepared by the International Labour Office as a basis for discussions at the technical Meeting on the Future of Work in the Automotive Industry (Geneva, 4–8 May 2020). Chapter 1 contains a brief overview of the automotive industry today in terms of its structure; vehicle production and sales; and contribution to gross domestic product (GDP), world trade and employment. Chapter 2 sets out the megatrends and drivers of change that will transform the industry in the future, with a focus on technological advances, globalization, demographics and climate change. Chapter 3 describes the challenges and opportunities for decent and sustainable work in terms of employment; skills and lifelong learning; social protection and conditions of work; fundamental principles and rights at work; and social dialogue.