As we come to the end of this year’s HeartUnions week, the latest Unions21 podcast looks at some of the many things that have been going on to highlight the good and wonderfully varied things that unions do.
How Collective Bargaining Controls Algorithms
The Robots Are Coming but Sweden Is Fine – so ran a memorable headline of a New York Times article last year about the looming impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and employment. But why are the Swedes apparently so relaxed about this? What is the truth behind the headline? In this week’s Unions21 podcast, we … Continue reading How Collective Bargaining Controls Algorithms
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.
Unions Need Good Governance
Good governance is at the heart of all organisations and unions are no different. It is, literally, the difference between success and failure
From Martin Luther King to Fortnite: Social Movements, Gaming And Unions
In this third Unions21 bite-size masterclass podcast, we range from Martin Luther King to Fortnite, exploring how social movements and gaming technologies can be best harnessed in support of labour movement organising and education. Dr Peter Bloom, from the Open University Business Schooltakes us across the “mobile divide” and explains why it is so important. There is … Continue reading From Martin Luther King to Fortnite: Social Movements, Gaming And Unions
NEW Union learning and CPD – a winning combination
In this second Unions21bite-size masterclass, Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Unionspeaks on how levels of engagement and union education were transformed by embracing the need of members for continuing professional development (CPD). There is expert analysis from Becky Wright, SPERI’s Tom Hunt, and Simon Sapper. We welcome the support of welcome … Continue reading NEW Union learning and CPD – a winning combination
NEW PODCAST Heatwaves and Blue Sky Futures
Maybe it was the heat, maybe we were just hit by a wave of end-of-termitis, of maybe we were hitting lots of nails on the head. Whatever. This is a rousing finale to our second series.
Young Workers, Collective Voice and #LikeASwede
In this week’s Unions21 podcast we learn some vital lessons from both home and abroad
Janus, Free Speech, And A Sharp Turn For The Worse
Just when you thought it couldn’t, really, get any worse, the US has taken another lurch to the right. There’s been some talk this week on this side of the “pond" about the political balance of the Supreme Court tilting to the right after the announcement that Justice Kennedy, a long-standing and (relatively) liberal member … Continue reading Janus, Free Speech, And A Sharp Turn For The Worse
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.