I have never read anything by Pratchett or Gaiman. I have never felt a desire to do so. What was I doing at last week’s Good Omens launch event?
New Podcast: Can The Industrial Strategy Deliver?
Becky and I welcomed Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England to the last episode of the current Unions21 podcast series. Andy spoke with us in his capacity as the chair of the Industrial Strategy Council– charged with holding the government to account over its delivery (or not) of the strategy’s objectives. We made clear … Continue reading New Podcast: Can The Industrial Strategy Deliver?
“Can Damon Silvers Save Organized Labor?”
So asked the Washington Post in 2013. So as the POTUS pays us a visit, we sat down with Damon Silvers, Director of Policy and Special Counsel at the AFL-CIO, America’s TUC to record a special Unions21 podcast. That question is even more important today, as a hostile environment rages against organised labour in the US. … Continue reading “Can Damon Silvers Save Organized Labor?”
NEW POD: UCU General Secretary-elect Dr Jo Grady
What makes the next incumbent of one of education’s top jobs get out of bed in the morning?
Jess Phillips MP on Women and Work
We talk women an work, childcare (why describing it as low-skill is so wide of the mark) why it’s good to laugh (“gags are supposed to be funny, that’s the point”), and why we shouldn’t be grateful when we win.
NEW PODCAST: Enforcing Labour Standards
Non-compliance is a major issue – for being paid at least at the statutory levels, for equipment and working practices being safe. You can have all the positive legislation in the world, but effective enforcement is needed to make good intentions a day-to-day reality.
The Future Of Work – Taming The Robots
In the latest Unions21 podcast, Christina Colclough and Jonnie Penn talk about their work with the 20m strong UNi Global Union and the Future World of Work project.
NEW PODCAST What Future For ACAS?
Is it possible or realistic to see the ACAS of 2025, being at the heart of renewed public policy to encourage and facilitate good standards at work?
NEW PODCAST: Industrial Strategy and Collective Voice
How to ensure that collective worker voice is embodied in the UK’s industrial strategy is both a live and challenging issue.
NEW PODCAST What Makes NHS Employers Tick?
The lack of co-ordination and appetite amongst employers is a major inhibitor of good industrial relations. So, when the lead negotiator for the employer of the largest workforce in the country offers to share his thoughts, that seems a good opportunity to learn something.