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.
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.
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
Although 12,000 miles and 13 time zones away, there are important lessons to learn from some impressive initiatives.