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.
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.
The lack of co-ordination and appetite amongst employers is a major inhibitor of good industrial relations. So, when the lead negotiator for the employer of the largest workforce in the country offers to share his thoughts, that seems a good opportunity to learn something.
In a David-and Goliath tale for our times, hear how a retail/pharma giant was called out by their own staff.
Although 12,000 miles and 13 time zones away, there are important lessons to learn from some impressive initiatives.
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.
I was pleased to talk to BBC WM on Tuesday about the Birmingham bin-workers’ dispute. Even more pleased to see that it looks like there is some prospect of resolution. Here’s what I had to say.