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.
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.
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
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.
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
The @unions21 podcast is one year old! To celebrate, Becky Wright and me joined the TUC Congress in Manchester for our latest episode.
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