Atec agree Made Smarter Charter

Posted December 12, 2019

Atec agree Made Smarter Charter

Atec are committed to working with its employees and union in regard to the introduction of technology.


We have recently shown this by agreeing and signing our Made Smarter Charter based on the Made Smarter guiding principles.


The Made Smarter principles are designed to help companies and workforce drive digitalisation


To help companies and workforces drive the take up of new technologies in a way that isn’t disruptive but produces good jobs improved productivity and a clean footprint Made Smarter has designed six guiding principles which it is asking companies to commit to themselves, as well as extending the relationship to their supply chains.


Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom, said: “Manufacturing plays a vital role in the UK economy and our manufacturers are leading the way in driving innovation, job creation and growth.


“Through the Made Smarter Commission the Government is working with industry to help manufacturers embrace digital technology and use it to further boost our competitiveness.


“These new Principles will help companies reap the benefits of this technology, leading to better quality, higher-skilled and safer jobs.”


Professor Juergen Maier, Chair of the Made Smarter Commission and Siemens UK CEO, added: “To make a success of this 4th Industrial revolution, it needs to be truly inclusive. That means strong partnerships when it comes to digitalisation, technology deployment and upskilling and the Made Smarter work is totally committed to that.


“We’ve long said we need a workforce ready for technology disruption and 1 million existing workers need new digital skills. This partnership between government, industry and the TUC is the first step in developing a detailed roadmap to deliver this”


TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady, concluded: “As more of the economy goes digital, working people must share the benefits. That means giving them a say on how it changes their workplace and job.


“People embrace change when it is done with them, not to them. The principles recognise this, giving workers a voice in partnership with their employer. And they put the focus on workers’ needs – good, safe jobs with opportunities for training.


“We encourage all employers to recognise trade unions so we can work together to make Britain a leader in digital technology and great jobs.”