Oct 15, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn: Let workers control robots

Robots in the workplace should be owned and controlled by workers rather than bosses, Jeremy Corbyn will suggest. The Labour leader, who has previously warned of the risk to jobs of automation, will say new technology has led to "a more rapacious and exploitative form of capitalism". Speaking to the Co-operative Party Conference in London on Saturday, Mr Corbyn will return to his warning made in Labour's conference about the possible impact on workers. To prevent "The rise of the robots" only benefitting "a powerful and wealthy few", the report suggests "Putting the ownership and control of the robots in the hands of those who work with them," he will say. "Mr Corbyn will say:"Imagine an Uber run co-operatively by their drivers, collectively controlling their futures, agreeing their own pay and conditions, with profits shared or re-invested.

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