The Low Pay Commission (LPC) is an independent body that advises the government about the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage. Here's my latest post for them, following a recent visit. There are people in the town doing great things. One of them called this piece "really challenging." minimumwage.blog.gov.uk/2019/06/17/in-hartlepool-there-are-problems-the-minimum-wage-cant-fix/
All is not what is claimed when it comes to the recent stats on record levels of people in employment. My latest for The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/brexit-employment-jobs-minimum-wage-pay-security-a8831626.html
It's the NEW @Unions21 #podcast: workers on the board, employment rights from day 1, collective voice and @Works_For_Us plus @ChrisFWright of @Sydney_uni gives an Aussie perspective on labour relations. With me & @beckyunions21
The @unions21 podcast is one year old! To celebrate, Becky Wright and me joined the TUC Congress in Manchester for our latest episode.
In this fourth Unions21 bite-size masterclass, Garry Elliott from Nautilus International talks about organising across national borders, and how this modestly-sized union secured a global deal with multinational giant Shell. There is expert analysis from Becky Wright, SPERI’s Tom Hunt, and me.We welcome the support of the University of Sheffield's Political Economy Research Institute, known … Continue reading How One Modestly-Sized Union Took On A Global Giant – And Won
(Or Everything You Really Wanted to Know But Didn’t Dare Ask!) Looking back on what is now two complete series of the Unions21 podcast, both Becky Wright and I have been struck by the number of times we’ve wanted to shout “Stop!’ at particular points in our discussions, because we wanted to hang on to a … Continue reading NEW Bite-Size Masterclasses – The Secret Lives Of Trade Unions!
The heavily trailed Industrial Strategy document was released this week, 250 pages of gloss and colour. And credit where it is due - it is significant and serious news when our Prime Minister asserts their belief that “a strong and strategic state…intervenes decisively wherever it can make a difference.” Brown or Blair could have penned … Continue reading New Podcast: When Is An Industrial Strategy Not An Industrial Strategy?
The tower block’s silhouette is as a black hole from which no warmth, light, life or hope escapes.
Facts: Falling house prices have a good side and Uber drivers are not employees.
New research shows retail trumping social care in jobs of the near future