The Association of Nordic Engineers (ANE) welcome the efforts of the European Parliament in tabling more than 3000 amendments to the AI Act. We are also heartened by the many amendments highlighting stakeholders and social partners as important factors for a successful implementation and governance structure in the implementation of the AI Act.
But the current proposal still lacks transparency and needs better governance structures that include the social partners for the implementation of the act. Without strong systematic involvement of social partners in the governance and implementation processes of the AI Act there is potential for severe harm to workers’ rights on many levels.
We acknowledge the importance and ambition of this regulatory framework but we are publishing the statement below today to draw attention to some of the potential issues of not explicitly including social partners in the governance and implementation of the AI Act.
For further information, please contact ANE Secretary General Inese Podgaiska – firstname.lastname@example.org