Britain isn’t working and the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill won’t help. Here’s why. CONTINUE READING
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Updated: Possible new anti-strike laws: What are they? Will they work?
Government is gearing up for more strike restrictions when only negotiation can resolve the impasse CONTINUE READING
Shock news: Union “bogeymen” do not exist
Strikes don’t happen by accident or neglect. Here’s what you need to know. CONTINUE READING
Are 4-day working weeks the new normal?
4 day working weeks are in vogue. But despite obvious attractions, they are a long way from being a panacea or truly widely available. CONTINUE READING
Someone tell the boss: Management-by-fear is so yesteryear
The rule-by-fear playbook has been rendered obsolete. A rude awakening beckons for those who missed that memo. CONTINUE READING
Matt Hancock to win “I’m a Celeb”? (updated)
Matt Hancock could well win I’m a Celeb….here’s why. CONTINUE READING
The perils of outsourcing (or “Be careful what you wish for.”)
In my experience, cost trumps expertise almost every time. I mean you wouldn’t outsource things if it was more cost-effective to provide them in-house would you? Accompanies Episode 4 of UnionDays. Listen at bit.ly/UnionDays4 CONTINUE READING
UnionDays episode 3 – the scourge of unsafe work
When computer working practices left employees crippled, it took union action to secure necessary change. Here’s the inside story. Accompanies the podcast which can be accessed at bit.ly/UnionDays3 CONTINUE READING
UnionDays episode 2 – From Fringe Bodies to Weapons of Doom
A good local rep is the union equivalent of gold dust – but beware the risks of burnout. CONTINUE READING
UnionDays – It’s here!
Union structures can be horizontal or vertical, but culture transcends both. CONTINUE READING