The research by Ires Veneto is inspired by the questions posed by the processes of Industry 4.0. The analysis focuses on the nature of innovation within manufacturing companies and on the effects in terms of work organization, performance rules and the role of the trade union. Starting from the literature on the subject, four case studies are carried out on Veneto companies with a good innovative profile, to allow delegates and trade unionists to reflect on the changes that take place in their factories and how the trade union can effectively respond to new challenges.
Keywords: Innovation, Manufacturing, Trade Union, Case Study
Jel Code: O33, L6, K31