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Unions 21 2019 Conference Podcast - Part 2: The Future of Work
Read all about The Future of Work in part 2 of our Unions 21 Conference 2019 Special Podcast
Posted: 10 July 2019
Becky takes a look at what organsing means to her, twenty years in the making, and makes the case for it, no matter where you are or the environment you're in.
Posted: 4 July 2019
Niche unions or just rebuilding tribes?
Following the success of the PDAU, Becky Wright examines what it might take for a union to be successful. Does that mean unions have to be niche or is it about rebuilding our tribes?
Posted: 27 June 2019
Unions 21 2019 Conference Podcast - Part 1: The Future of Collective Voice
The best of the Unions21 Conference sessions on the future of collective voice.
Posted: 24 June 2019
The bargaining lessons of Brexit: how we need to learn to negotiate
Dr. Richard Saundry argues that the failure to negotiate a Brexit deal is indicative of the UK's loss of negotiation skills due to the decline of collective voice and bargaining in the UK economy
Posted: 11 June 2019
Series 4 Finale of the Unions 21 Podcast
The fourth series of the Unions21 podcast comes to a thundering close this weekend. With special guests Damon Silvers & Andy Haldane.
Posted: 31 May 2019
A bittersweet story: how today's growth in overall membership hides the decline in the private sector
Becky Wright discusses the 2018 Trade Union membership figures, arguing for the vital need for unions to organise in the private sector to increase membership and extend collective voice to a wider range of workers
Posted: 30 May 2019
Women, Work and barriers to Industrial Prosperity with Jess Phillips MP
In the latest Unions21 podcast, Becky and Simon chat with Jess Phillips MP, co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Women and Work. Along the way, we talk childcare, why it’s good to laugh and why we shouldn’t be grateful when we win. If we categorise people as either “radiators” or “drains”, there’s no doubt Jess is in the former camp. We give a shout-out to a great work by NAPO in overturning the government’s deeply flawed part-privatisation of the probation service.
Posted: 20 May 2019
We know the issues facing young people, now let's organise them where they work
In her latest blog, Unions 21 director Becky Wright asks why unions have been unable to organise young workers in recent years and what more can be done to bring them into the union fold to face future challenges in our economy?
Posted: 14 May 2019
Enforcing Labour Standards with Sir David Metcalf
You can have all the positive legislation in the world, but effective enforcement is needed to make good intentions a day-to-day reality. In our latest podcast, Becky and Simon talk with David Metcalf, Director of the Office of Labour Market Enforcement. What are the key parts to his strategy and why?
Posted: 12 May 2019