“My gran’s got curtains like your shirt, “ said a young colleague once in amazement. “Your gran clearly has excellent taste, “ was the only possible – and true – response.
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
Maybe it was the heat, maybe we were just hit by a wave of end-of-termitis, of maybe we were hitting lots of nails on the head. Whatever. This is a rousing finale to our second series.
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.
In this week’s Unions21 podcast we learn some vital lessons from both home and abroad
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
All in all it has not been a bad week for unions. Our new podcast tells the story.
Co-inciding perfectly with the TUC’s 150th birthday celebrations, the latest stats on union membership arrive, and Becky, Jane Holgate and I lose no time in dissecting them on the latest unions 21 podcast.
Network Rail property divestment is a great example of why we need the ability to pause decisions by calling them in for scrutiny
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