The Low Pay Commission (LPC) is an independent body that advises the government about the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage. Here's my latest post for them, following a recent visit. There are people in the town doing great things. One of them called this piece "really challenging." minimumwage.blog.gov.uk/2019/06/17/in-hartlepool-there-are-problems-the-minimum-wage-cant-fix/ Featured image credit: minimumwage.blog.gov.uk
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?
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.
NEW PODCAST #TUC150 – Digital Transformation, Collective Voice, Worksmart and Shop-workers
The @unions21 podcast is one year old! To celebrate, Becky Wright and me joined the TUC Congress in Manchester for our latest episode.
Young Workers, Collective Voice and #LikeASwede
In this week’s Unions21 podcast we learn some vital lessons from both home and abroad
New Podcast – Public Policy, Pharmacists’ Recognition And Union Success
All in all it has not been a bad week for unions. Our new podcast tells the story.
Why #likealadydoc has undone Tory social policy
Dominic Lawson's attack on female medics exposes big gaps in Tory thinking