“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.
The @unions21 podcast is one year old! To celebrate, Becky Wright and me joined the TUC Congress in Manchester for our latest episode.
Good governance is at the heart of all organisations and unions are no different. It is, literally, the difference between success and failure
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
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
(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!
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.
In this week’s Unions21 podcast we learn some vital lessons from both home and abroad