How One Modestly-Sized Union Took On A Global Giant – And Won

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

NEW Bite-Size Masterclasses – The Secret Lives Of Trade Unions!

(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!

New Podcast: When Is An Industrial Strategy Not An Industrial Strategy?  

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?