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Devolution for unions

Devolution for unions

Westminster has not devolved the powers to create an industrial relations system that builds unions into its structures, which means that whether desirable or not, a more formal Germanic-style model of tripartite agreement with administrations and employers is simply not feasible. So if we are not to be given automatic, legally-backed power and influence, unions will have to decide what kind of engagement to pursue with administrations in order to make good on their lofty stated aims.

Posted: 24 May 2017

Don’t forget the workforce on Brexit talks – unions publish open letter to new government

Don’t forget the workforce on Brexit talks – unions publish open letter to new government

​Responding to calls by the CBI for government to establish a Business Brexit Taskforce, a group of leading specialist unions has called for the post-election administration to involve unions in its negotiations plans for leaving the EU.

Posted: 17 May 2017

No pressure from employers to change workers’ rights post-Brexit

No pressure from employers to change workers’ rights post-Brexit

Are employers looking to roll back workers' rights following the UK leaving the EU? New CIPD research suggests not. Rachel Suff from CIPD explores this area in more detail.

Posted: 8 May 2017

Unions 21 at work - Becky Wright

Unions 21 at work - Becky Wright

For the next six weeks we will be working hard to grow our individual supporter base through our #ForMeForMyUnion campaign. The key driver behind this activity is to showcase that joining Unions 21 as an individual isn’t just about personal reward. People who join us repeatedly tell us that their union and wider colleagues have also reaped the benefits. A key part of the campaign is introducing some of our individual supporters and some of the key players within Unions 21. This interview with our Director, Becky Wright is the second in a series of blog posts to showcase why they are involved with Unions 21, what drives them and what goes into their work on a day- to-day basis.

Posted: 8 May 2017

Unions 21 at work - Sue Ferns

Unions 21 at work - Sue Ferns

For the next six weeks we will be working hard to grow our individual supporter base through our #ForMeForMyUnion campaign. The key driver behind this activity is to showcase that joining Unions 21 as an individual isn’t just about personal reward. People who join us repeatedly tell us that their union and wider colleagues have also reaped the benefits. A key part of the campaign is introducing some of our individual supporters and some of the key players within Unions 21. This interview with our Chair, Sue Ferns is the first in a series of blog posts to showcase why they are involved with Unions 21, what drives them and what goes into their work on a day- to-day basis.

Posted: 3 May 2017

Time to reimagine the works council?

Time to reimagine the works council?

Looking at our new projects, is it time for us to consider changing the works council?

Posted: 27 April 2017

The end of organising models?

The end of organising models?

Has the idea of an organising model stopped being useful?

Posted: 19 April 2017

Gig Economy Is Not The Only Show In Town

Gig Economy Is Not The Only Show In Town

New research shows that in the economy of the near future, growth in retail employment may trump that in social care.

Posted: 20 March 2017

Who wouldn’t want to work on Brexit?

Who wouldn’t want to work on Brexit?

Work on Brexit is exciting, challenging and vital for the future of the nation – how come it sometimes doesn't feel that way for those most closely involved?

Posted: 17 March 2017

Of The Moment, For The Moment

Of The Moment, For The Moment

Why you need to be at the Unions21 Conference

Posted: 14 March 2017