How to ensure that collective worker voice is embodied in the UK’s industrial strategy is both a live and challenging issue.
The lack of co-ordination and appetite amongst employers is a major inhibitor of good industrial relations. So, when the lead negotiator for the employer of the largest workforce in the country offers to share his thoughts, that seems a good opportunity to learn something.
In a David-and Goliath tale for our times, hear how a retail/pharma giant was called out by their own staff.
All is not what is claimed when it comes to the recent stats on record levels of people in employment. My latest for The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/brexit-employment-jobs-minimum-wage-pay-security-a8831626.html
Although 12,000 miles and 13 time zones away, there are important lessons to learn from some impressive initiatives.
As we come to the end of this year’s HeartUnions week, the latest Unions21 podcast looks at some of the many things that have been going on to highlight the good and wonderfully varied things that unions do.
I was pleased to talk to BBC WM on Tuesday about the Birmingham bin-workers’ dispute. Even more pleased to see that it looks like there is some prospect of resolution. Here’s what I had to say.
In the season finale, and last episode of 2018, Becky Wright and Simon Sapper look at the Government’s new commitments on worker rights– and highlight what really needs to happen to address one-sided flexibility in employment. We also look back over a memorable podcasting year, with the help of Michele Stanistreet,Gavin Kellyand Charlotte Bence,and lay out a roadmap for work on Collective Worker Voice and … Continue reading PODCAST Why New Rights Won’t Fix One-Sided Flexibility At Work
The Robots Are Coming but Sweden Is Fine – so ran a memorable headline of a New York Times articlelast year about the looming impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and employment. But why are the Swedes apparently so relaxed about this? What is the truth behind the headline? In this week’s Unions21 podcast, we talk to two … Continue reading How Collective Bargaining Controls Algorithms
Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.