The official theme of this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) has been the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with a lot of discussions revolving around how technology will transform the global economy and impact the labor market.
Yet Philip Jennings, General Secretary of the UNI Global Union, told CNBC Friday that "I've not found one report that says there will be more people in work as a result of this technological revolution."
Speaking from Davos, the labor union boss said global economy leaders should take the lead from the COP21 talks in Paris last year where they talked about "adaption, mitigation, and just transition to save the planet."
The same framework is needed [here], said Jennings, to CNBC. "One in two people have no ICT (information and communications technology) skills whatsoever. We only spend one percent of our GDP on active labor market policies."