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New Model Unions: Options for the 21st Century

New Model Unions: Options for the 21st Century

By Paul Willman, John Forth and Alex Bryson. The new Unions 21 publication outlines the model by which unions currently operate, how they could change in the future to maximise revenue and what model could fit best for unions in facing the future.

publication: 5 November 2019

Policies for Decent Labour Standards in Britain - How Britain can avoid a post-Brexit race to the bottom in labour standards

Policies for Decent Labour Standards in Britain - How Britain can avoid a post-Brexit race to the bottom in labour standards

To ensure that Britain does not fall into a competitive race to the bottom, it must put in place a robust way of enforcing decent labour standards

publication: 6 June 2018

Change for the Better

Change for the Better

publication: 22 May 2018

Roadmap To Renewal: Manifesto for Change

Roadmap To Renewal: Manifesto for Change

publication: 12 April 2018

Organising Innovation: Unions, young workers and precarity

Organising Innovation: Unions, young workers and precarity

publication: 20 February 2018

Young Professional Workers, Trade Unions and the Hourglass Economy

Young Professional Workers, Trade Unions and the Hourglass Economy

The structural reasons for declining trade union membership rates among the young have been widely documented. In a nutshell, the young are increasingly concentrated in lower- value service industries which have traditionally been under-unionised.

publication: 12 February 2018

Managing Brexit

Managing Brexit

publication: 13 December 2017

Trade Unions Online

Trade Unions Online

How are unions actually using the web and what will be the challenges to them using digital platforms and media? This report goes through all of these challenges, paving the way for unions to continue the conversation on how they need to change.

publication: 19 October 2017

Devo-Work: Collective Bargaining responses

Devo-Work: Collective Bargaining responses

publication: 19 May 2017

Devo-work: trade unions, metro mayors & combined authorities

Devo-work: trade unions, metro mayors & combined authorities

The ‘devolution revolution’ has largely happened with out unions. The devo deals were for the most part exclusive to council leaders and the business community. However, we are now entering a new, and hopefully more open phase, and one which should allow local partners, like unions, access and influence. In this report, we offer a route map for unions seeking to navigate their way around metro mayors and combined authorities.

publication: 8 May 2017