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Organisation

We work on projects and innovation to supporting union organising

Blogs

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

Understanding Strategic Corporate Research

Understanding Strategic Corporate Research

Becky Wright, Executive Director Unions 21, outlines the benefits of strategic corporate research for union organising.

blog: 27 April 2020

Getting the right digital tools

Getting the right digital tools

Henry Skewes explores the digital tools we use at Unions 21, what we have learnt from our experience with remote working and how digital tools have improved the way we work.

blog: 16 April 2020

Managing home workers

Managing home workers

Collette Bradford, Head of organising and engagement at the PDA, outlines how to effectively manage a remote team in this challenging and ever changing time for unions and wider society.

blog: 14 April 2020

Unions 21 webinars: A how-to guide

Unions 21 webinars: A how-to guide

A quick how-to guide to joining our online Masterclasses.

blog: 14 April 2020

How to make union working from home, work

How to make union working from home, work

For some unions, the government guidelines have asked them to think about home working on a large scale, possibly for the very first time. So I wanted to share some ideas on how to handle home working, both as a staff member and manager.

blog: 17 March 2020

Digital organising: Overcoming the trust barrier

Digital organising: Overcoming the trust barrier

Henry Skewes, projects co-ordinator at Unions 21, explores the challenges of building trust in digital organising and how we at unions 21 have experimented with how to overcome the trust barrier in our WorksForUs project.

blog: 5 March 2020

Changing Work Landscape

Changing Work Landscape

Roy Rickhuss CBE, General Secretary of Community, explores our changing work landscape and how unions can be prepared for it.

blog: 4 March 2020

Engaging members in new ways

Engaging members in new ways

Andrew Pakes & Christina Colclough explore the collaboration between Uni Global Union and Prospect in discovering new ways of organising different types of workers with their latest joint project Thoughtexchange.

blog: 21 November 2019

Online Petitions: A way forward for unions?

Online Petitions: A way forward for unions?

Henry Skewes discusses our WorksForUs Project, what we've learnt about engaging young workers, what lessons unions can learn about using online petitions and where we go next.

blog: 20 November 2019

Events

Unions 21 Webinar 'Race Matters'

Unions 21 Webinar 'Race Matters'

How do unions take the steps needed to properly represent and reflect workers and members from BAME communities?

event: 17 September 2020

Unions 21 Webinar 'Organising Newcomers'

Unions 21 Webinar 'Organising Newcomers'

In this webinar we'll be talking to Kurt Vandaele, Senior Researcher, European Trade Union Institute on his new paper on organising newcomers and union experiences of organising in new areas.

event: 17 September 2020

Communications training

Communications training

event: 29 June 2020

Unions 21 Webinar 'Can Unions Automate?'

Unions 21 Webinar 'Can Unions Automate?'

As we move into a world with more AI and automation, how do unions automate their processes? Do they need to and how does this open up capacity for expanding membership and engagement?

event: 25 June 2020

Unions 21 Webinar 'Data for Unions'

Unions 21 Webinar 'Data for Unions'

In this webinar we’ll be looking at how data can help unions post pandemic. What data do we need to be effective and how can unions promote and display good data governance?

event: 25 June 2020

Unions 21 Masterclass 'Creating engaging email and social media content'

Unions 21 Masterclass 'Creating engaging email and social media content'

How to write emails and social media posts to keep members engaged with Duncan Robertson and Vic Barlow.

event: 4 May 2020

Unions 21 Masterclass 'Using digital to keep in touch with members'

Unions 21 Masterclass 'Using digital to keep in touch with members'

Webinar on how to engage members when you can’t meet them in their workplace, specifically how to hold meetings online.

event: 4 May 2020

Unions 21 Masterclass 'Creating a digital plan which meets your strategic aims'

Unions 21 Masterclass 'Creating a digital plan which meets your strategic aims'

How to reach your audiences through the channels they prefer, what to say and how to measure success

event: 4 May 2020

Unions 21 Masterclass 'Digital tools for organising'

Unions 21 Masterclass 'Digital tools for organising'

This Unions 21 webinar will help you learn how to use digital tools to organise your members.

event: 7 April 2020

Unions 21 Masterclass 'Managing a remote team'

Unions 21 Masterclass 'Managing a remote team'

Online via Crowdcast

event: 7 April 2020

Projects

Coworker partnership

Coworker partnership

We’re using an online survey to engage workers on the issues which matter to them as part of our WorksForUs project. The survey is delivered by CoWorker, a US-based organisation which has had success in making improvements to the lives of Starbucks and Uber workers.

project: 28 March 2019

Works for us

Works for us

WorksForUs in an 18-month project which aims to understand how unions can better reach workers in non-unionised workplaces. We’re exploring what language chimes with workers when we talk about unions, which social media channels are used by workers when they talk about work, and what issues get raised.

project: 4 September 2018