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Covid-19 and The Work of Unions: New Challenges and New Responses

Covid-19 and The Work of Unions: New Challenges and New Responses

Our new report asks, how have unions rose to the challenge of 2020 and continued to function effectively? What has been the impact on how we work and how we may work in future?

publication: 14 January 2021

What did we as unions learn from 2020 and where do we go now?

What did we as unions learn from 2020 and where do we go now?

Becky Wright, Executive Director of Unions 21, explores what has been the union response to the Covid-19 crisis in terms of how work and deliver for our members, and what has been the outcome for the long term survival of unions?

blog: 7 January 2021

What’s the union plan for 2021?

What’s the union plan for 2021?

Sue Ferns, Unions 21 Chair and Senior Deputy General Secretary of Prospect, explores what we must plan ahead for as a movement in 2021.

blog: 17 December 2020

Unions 21 Union 2020 Wrap-Up

Unions 21 Union 2020 Wrap-Up

Our Unions talking you through how they dealt with the many organisational challenges of 2020 and what they plan for the future to continue to deliver effective services for members.

blog: 16 December 2020

The Royal College of Midwives in the time of Coronavirus

The Royal College of Midwives in the time of Coronavirus

Jon Skewes, RCM Executive Director of External Relations, reflects on what the RCM has learnt this year during the pandemic.

blog: 18 November 2020

Europe’s manufacturing workers need urgent action to avoid a tsunami of job losses

Europe’s manufacturing workers need urgent action to avoid a tsunami of job losses

Jude Kirton-Darling, Deputy General Secretary, IndustriAll Europe, explores what urgent actions need to be taken to ensure Europe's manufacturing workers are protected in this crisis and going forward

blog: 5 November 2020

Union innovation during the pandemic: new research project

Union innovation during the pandemic: new research project

How have unions innovated during COVID-19?

blog: 16 October 2020

Identity and race: Tackling discrimination in the NHS

Identity and race: Tackling discrimination in the NHS

I have multiple identities: I am a British woman. I am a Muslim. I am of Asian descent. I am a midwife. I am also the Head of Quality and Safety for the Royal College of Midwives

blog: 24 September 2020

Trade union newcomers: an untapped resource?

Trade union newcomers: an untapped resource?

Kurt Vandaele of the European Trade Union Institute explores how with the recent rise in membership during the pandemic unions have a unique opportunity to integrate and utilise newcomers in order to boost their power.

blog: 10 September 2020

Atypical Workers Trade Union Organising Handbook

Atypical Workers Trade Union Organising Handbook

The Atypical Workers Trade Union Organising Handbook featuring Executive Director of Unions 21 Becky Wright

publication: 7 July 2020