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.
Charlotte Bence (Equity) and Becky Wright (Unions21) recording our latest podcast In 1982, Colin Welland won the Oscar for best screenplay. The film, also winner of the Oscar for best picture, was Chariots of Fire. Welland accepted his award with the clarion call: “The British Are Coming!” Setting aside he historical contradiction – those words … Continue reading New Podcast: Battling Low Pay In British Theatres Matters To All Of Us
Would-be practical obstacles to the Cox report need recognising and debunking before they become a justification for doing nothing.
“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.