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Atlassian paints dire future for workers in the face of automation

Atlassian chief Mike Cannon-Brookes has urged the Australian government to better plan for the automation era, telling a Senate inquiry on Tuesday that “hope is not a tactic”. The co-founder and co-CEO of the Australian startup darling told the committee looking into the future of work and workers that the country is faced with three major challenges, with the first ...

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An IoT-driven economy requires technology-empowered firstline workers

We continue to bask in the glory of the information technology revolution, now a three-decade-long event, which has reshaping the jobs of professionals and corporate staffs across the globe. However, it seems most workers have actually been left out of the equation — the so-called firstline workforce, consisting of field technicians, healthcare providers, retail clerks, drivers, and so on. They’re ...

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Report: Apple supplier exposed workers to hazards, poor working conditions

Apple CEO Tim Cook visiting supplier Foxconn. (Image: file photo) Catcher Technology, a Taiwan-based factory making casings for Apple’s iPhone and Mac, violated 14 of Apple’s supplier-responsibility standards, according to China Labor Watch and Bloomberg reports on Tuesday. From October 2017 to January 2018, CLW conducted an investigation at a Catcher factory based in Suqian. Major issues found at Catcher ...

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