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/
We talk women an work, childcare (why describing it as low-skill is so wide of the mark) why it’s good to laugh (“gags are supposed to be funny, that’s the point”), and why we shouldn’t be grateful when we win.
Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.
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
Supporting equal pay is as much in my interests as those who, statistically, I am paid more than.
The notion of "Dependent Contractors" is an important, development, but will not cure the ills of our gig economy.
From car insurance to politics -
why a "Big Data" future won't work for us
New research shows retail trumping social care in jobs of the near future
Access and affordability are barriers to good mental health
Neither Universal basic Income nor six hour Swedish days can meet the challenge of automation