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Keywords: robot and artificial intelligence applications, Industry 4.0, Workers’ Statute, appro- priate bargaining unit.
The topics covered are related to the impact of tech 4.0 on labour law, collective bargaining, digital transformation, and a possible reform of the Workers’ Statute concerning the creation of appropriate “digitalµ bargaining units. What links together such areas of labour law is that each of them, digital tools and tech 4.0, is challenging normal legal understandings in similar ways. The author will explore such patterns, focusing on cases and facts regarding manufacturing/production and bargaining of the future. Cross-cutting themes will include: how law affects the balance of power and responsibility between workers and artificial intelligence machines, and the interplay of norms and formal norms (law and collective bargaining agreements).