Companion blog to the new episode feat. Artists’ Union Zita Holbourne, Mel Simms’ #thought4theweek and Josiah Mortimer’s #RadicalRoundUp. 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
The Brave New World of work
A companion to the latest UnionDues podcast where we ask if Huxley’s dystopian future is about to become our present – and what we can do about it. CONTINUE READING
Unions and the self-employment opportunity
From podcasters to planners, the booming self-employment sector is a challenge and opportunity for unions. What have we learned so far and what more can we do? 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
“I Didn’t Think I Could Take My Maternity Leave But I Knew I Had To”
The lack of flexible working practices is really a cost to business – a bar to higher productivity. Yet still there is reticence to have a sensible discussion about this. CONTINUE READING