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.
Although 12,000 miles and 13 time zones away, there are important lessons to learn from some impressive initiatives.
As we come to the end of this year’s HeartUnions week, the latest Unions21 podcast looks at some of the many things that have been going on to highlight the good and wonderfully varied things that unions do.
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
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 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