From Martin Luther King to Fortnite: Social Movements, Gaming And Unions

In this third Unions21 bite-size masterclass podcast,  we range from Martin Luther King to Fortnite, exploring how social movements and gaming technologies can be best harnessed in support of  labour movement organising and education.  Dr Peter Bloom, from the Open University Business Schooltakes us across the “mobile divide” and explains why it is so important.  There is … Continue reading From Martin Luther King to Fortnite: Social Movements, Gaming And Unions

“I Didn’t Think I Could Take My Maternity Leave But I Knew I Had To”

The lack of flexible working practices is really a cost to business – a bar to higher productivity. Yet still there is reticence to have a sensible discussion about this.

Janus, Free Speech, And A Sharp Turn For The Worse

Just when you thought it couldn’t, really, get any worse, the US has taken another lurch to the right. There’s been some talk this week on this side of the “pond" about the political balance of the Supreme Court tilting to the right after the announcement that Justice Kennedy, a long-standing and (relatively) liberal member … Continue reading Janus, Free Speech, And A Sharp Turn For The Worse

Oh Mr Osborne! Standard Cash-For-Comment Row Is Not Good News

The sirens who warned against the appointment of George Osborne as editor of the London Standard in 2017 probably didn’t have this in mind. The paper is mired in controversy – possibly scandal – over the disclosure that it has offered “money can’t buy” favourable comment and coverage for firms in return for “large sums”. … Continue reading Oh Mr Osborne! Standard Cash-For-Comment Row Is Not Good News