In the season finale, and last episode of 2018, Becky Wright and Simon Sapper look at the Government’s new commitments on worker rights– and highlight what really needs to happen to address one-sided flexibility in employment. We also look back over a memorable podcasting year, with the help of Michele Stanistreet,Gavin Kellyand Charlotte Bence,and lay out a roadmap for work on Collective Worker Voice and … Continue reading PODCAST Why New Rights Won’t Fix One-Sided Flexibility At Work
The Robots Are Coming but Sweden Is Fine – so ran a memorable headline of a New York Times articlelast year about the looming impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and employment. But why are the Swedes apparently so relaxed about this? What is the truth behind the headline? In this week’s Unions21 podcast, we talk to two … Continue reading How Collective Bargaining Controls Algorithms
Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.
Negotiations deliver a consensus on how far we can raise the pay rates without jeopardising employment. But this is a legal floor, not the limit of our aspirations.
The deeply spurious nature of siphoning off misogyny from other Hate Crimes can be found in the definitions of each term. When it comes to attacks on women because they are women, they are interchangeable.
Charlotte Bence (Equity) and Becky Wright (Unions21) recording our latest podcast In 1982, Colin Welland won the Oscar for best screenplay. The film, also winner of the Oscar for best picture, was Chariots of Fire. Welland accepted his award with the clarion call: “The British Are Coming!” Setting aside he historical contradiction – those words … Continue reading New Podcast: Battling Low Pay In British Theatres Matters To All Of Us
Would-be practical obstacles to the Cox report need recognising and debunking before they become a justification for doing nothing.
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
“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.