Double delight!

A double helping of #thought4theweek, a bumper #RadicalRoundUp and a protest song from across the water – it’s the latest UnionDues podcast, out now CONTINUE READING


GMB/Uber deal – how did it happen, what does it mean?

In this special episode, Simon chats with GMB National Organiser Martin Smith on his union’s ground-breaking deal with Uber. 

A candid conversation about the opportunities and challenges of organising in a company known for its hostility to unions puts the deal in economic and historical context – and nothing is off-limits. CONTINUE READING


Tech workers in the UK are finding their voice… but will they unionise?

My article for the new Techworker site looks at the growing appetite for collective voice amongst the UK’s now-majority digitally native workforce, and explores whether that will translate into a resurgence of trade unionism and a rebalancing of power in workplaces. https://techworker.com/2021/03/01/tech-workers-in-the-uk-are-finding-their-voice-but-will-they-unionize/… CONTINUE READING


UnionDues is back!

Union website league table revealed, why office based servers are a recipe for risk, the threat posed by ignorance about data laws, and why happiness lies in search engine optimisation. CONTINUE READING