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
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
Are we there yet? Unions and gender equality
With increasing numbers of women in leadership positions and with many more women being union members than men, is the race for gender equality is nearly run and done? CONTINUE READING
Uber – cultural change or blatant deceit? With James Farrar
Despite a victory in the UK Supreme Court and the landmark GMB deal, the ADCU union leader is sceptical about Uber’s intentions. 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
New Podcast – Techworkers unionise
“The biggest job is translating a union and its benefits for a generation that doesn’t understand what they are.” Have UTAW broken the mould of old-style unionising? 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
NEW PODCAST Why We Organise – plus A Roadmap For Recovery
Unions Aren’t Back – We Never Went Away CONTINUE READING
Oh Nick Cohen – Whose Side Are You On?
Nick Cohen’s article is a disappointing and misplaced, attack on unions CONTINUE READING