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Unions 21 2019 Conference Podcast - Part 2: The Future of Work

The 2019 Unions21 Conference showcased a veritable powerhouse of ideas and experiences on the most pressing issues facing the labour movement today – how to make the future of work one in which artificial intelligence and digital transformation are our servants and not masters. The panellists and speakers captured in this special episode, in order of appearance, and for your listening pleasure, are:

Sue Ferns, Chair of Unions 21 and Senior Deputy General Secretary, Prospect

Ivanna Bartoletti, Women Leading in AI and Chair, Fabian Women’s Network

Gill Dix, Head of Workplace Policy, ACAS

Anthony Paynter, RSA Action and Research Centre

Natasha Kizzie, Google LCS UK, Industry Manager Government

Christina Colclough, UNi Global Union

Anthony Hayes, TUC

Alison Charlton, Digital Marketing Manager, Unison

Becky Wright, Executive Director, Unions 21

Dean Rogers, Assistant General Secretary, NAPO

Prof Mel Simms, University of Glasgow

To find out more, click on the links above, but you can also listen to Christina Colclough’s podcast here, and find out more about the Australian Fair Wage Anthony Hayes referred to here. Anthony’s case study was the Australian Hospitality Workers’ Digital Union We’re also happy to give a shameless plug for Mel Simms’ new book.

All the Unions21 podcasts can be accessed here.


Our thanks to everyone who came to the conference in any and every capacity. Sign up for the Unions 21 newsletter and please download, stream, share, review, rate – but above all, enjoy.

Our photo shows (from l to r) Natasha Kizzie, Anthony Hayes, Becky Wright and Christina Colclough at the conference. Credit: D.Robertson

A Makes You Think production.