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.
In a David-and Goliath tale for our times, hear how a retail/pharma giant was called out by their own staff.
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.
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.
Negotiations deliver a consensus on how far we can raise the pay rates without jeopardising employment. But this is a legal floor, not the limit of our aspirations.
The deeply spurious nature of siphoning off misogyny from other Hate Crimes can be found in the definitions of each term. When it comes to attacks on women because they are women, they are interchangeable.