New Podcast: Can The Industrial Strategy Deliver?

Becky and I welcomed Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England to the last episode of the current Unions21 podcast series.  Andy spoke with us in his capacity as the chair of the Industrial Strategy Council– charged with holding the government to account over its delivery (or not) of the strategy’s objectives. We made clear … Continue reading New Podcast: Can The Industrial Strategy Deliver?

NEW Union learning and CPD – a winning combination

In this second Unions21bite-size masterclass,  Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Unionspeaks on how levels of engagement and union education were transformed by embracing the need of members for continuing professional development (CPD). There is expert analysis from Becky Wright, SPERI’s Tom Hunt, and Simon Sapper. We welcome the support of welcome … Continue reading NEW Union learning and CPD – a winning combination

“I Didn’t Think I Could Take My Maternity Leave But I Knew I Had To”

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.

Unions In The Hostile Environment – A Response

Co-inciding perfectly with the TUC’s 150th birthday celebrations, the latest stats on union membership arrive, and Becky, Jane Holgate and I lose no time in dissecting them on the latest unions 21 podcast.