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PODCAST Why New Rights Won’t Fix One-Sided Flexibility At Work

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

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How One Modestly-Sized Union Took On A Global Giant – And Won

In this fourth Unions21 bite-size masterclass, Garry Elliott from Nautilus International talks about organising across national borders, and how this modestly-sized union secured a global deal with multinational giant Shell. There is expert analysis from Becky Wright, SPERI’s Tom Hunt, and me.We welcome the support of the University of Sheffield’s Political Economy Research Institute, known… CONTINUE READING

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From Martin Luther King to Fortnite: Social Movements, Gaming And Unions

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

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NEW Union learning and CPD – a winning combination

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