The Low Pay Commission (LPC) is an independent body that advises the government about the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage. Here's my latest post for them, following a recent visit. There are people in the town doing great things. One of them called this piece "really challenging." minimumwage.blog.gov.uk/2019/06/17/in-hartlepool-there-are-problems-the-minimum-wage-cant-fix/
I have never read anything by Pratchett or Gaiman. I have never felt a desire to do so. What was I doing at last week’s Good Omens launch event?
Becky and I welcomed Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England to the last episode of the current Unions21 podcast series. Andy spoke with us in his capacity as the chair of the Industrial Strategy Council– charged with holding the government to account over its delivery (or not) of the strategy’s objectives. We made clear … Continue reading New Podcast: Can The Industrial Strategy Deliver?
So asked the Washington Post in 2013. So as the POTUS pays us a visit, we sat down with Damon Silvers, Director of Policy and Special Counsel at the AFL-CIO, America’s TUC to record a special Unions21 podcast. That question is even more important today, as a hostile environment rages against organised labour in the US. … Continue reading “Can Damon Silvers Save Organized Labor?”
What makes the next incumbent of one of education’s top jobs get out of bed in the morning?
We talk women an work, childcare (why describing it as low-skill is so wide of the mark) why it’s good to laugh (“gags are supposed to be funny, that’s the point”), and why we shouldn’t be grateful when we win.
Non-compliance is a major issue – for being paid at least at the statutory levels, for equipment and working practices being safe. You can have all the positive legislation in the world, but effective enforcement is needed to make good intentions a day-to-day reality.
In the latest Unions21 podcast, Christina Colclough and Jonnie Penn talk about their work with the 20m strong UNi Global Union and the Future World of Work project.
Is it possible or realistic to see the ACAS of 2025, being at the heart of renewed public policy to encourage and facilitate good standards at work?
How to ensure that collective worker voice is embodied in the UK’s industrial strategy is both a live and challenging issue.