The Low Pay Commission (LPC) is an independent body that advises the government about the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage. Here's my latest post for them, following a recent visit. There are people in the town doing great things. One of them called this piece "really challenging." minimumwage.blog.gov.uk/2019/06/17/in-hartlepool-there-are-problems-the-minimum-wage-cant-fix/
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
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
Nick Cohen's article is a disappointing and misplaced, attack on unions
The end-of-year obituary cloud provokes uncomfortable feelings of our own mortality, and reminds us of the pain of loss.
Fabrication, dissembling, being “économique avec la vérité” is seeping into everyday discourse on a wider scale and to a greater extent. It's time to stop the lies.
Questions remain despite robust reply
All that is needed, for bad, potentially dangerous practices to prevail, is for the rest of us to do nothing. We should be circumspect to apportion blame, but most willing to ask awkward questions
It is inevitable that icons from the old Confederacy will be critically challenged in a modern USA with hugely different political and racial demography.