Featuring Artists' union co-chair Zita Holbourne in conversation with Simon, Professor Mel Simms asks "What are we organising for?" in her #thought4theweek, Josiah Mortimer brings us the latest #RadicalRoundUp of union stories you just may have missed. Companion blog at bit.ly/IndustryWithoutArt. Music by Scott Holmes. A Makes-You-Think production. Part of the Labor Radio Podcast Network. contact the show on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Indian General Strike at the end of 2020 saw 250 million workers take action. How and why does that happen? What's behind the headlines? Simon chats with senior INTUC officer Ajitesh Pandey to find out. Plus Mel Simms on why mobilising and organising are not the same, and Josiah Mortimer's #RadicalRoundUp. Music by Scott Holmes. Companion blog here. A Makes-You-Think production
Simon chats with Arbitration and Conciliation Service Chair Clare Chapman about fairness, fire-and-rehire and the future of work. Mel Simms wonders if hard hit hospitality workers can look forward to better times, in her #thought4theweek, and Josiah Mortimer brings us up-to-date with his #RadicalRoundUp. Companion blog at bit.ly/UDs4e5blog. Music by Scott Holmes. A Makes-You-Think production
A candid conversation about the opportunities and challenges of organising in a company known for its hostility to unions puts the deal in economic and historical context - and nothing is off-limits.
Featuring CSP Head of Data Jenny Andrew and Director of CSI (you'll have to listen to know what that stands for) Jon Mawby. Plus Mel Simms #thought4theweek on why Sustainable Development Goals matter to unions, Sam Johnson on the campaign to recognise the 1888 Matchgirls' strike, plus Josiah Mortimer and David Kerr with the #RadicalRoundUp.
Companion blog at bit.ly/UDs4e4blog
Music by Scott Holmes. A Makes You Think production
In this episode, Mel Simms reports from the front line of community activism on the links with trade unionism in #thought4theweek
And Josiah Mortimer's #RadicalRoundUp has bad news on jobs but an important win from the North West.
Companion blog here
In a jam-packed episode, Simon chats with officers of the new Union of Tech and Allied Workers (UTAW) on organising successes, Mel Simms tackles the enigma of young workers in her #thought4theweek, Nathalie Towner of Labour Research gives us the low-down on negotiating for homeworking, and Josiah Mortimer brings us the #RadicalRoundUp.
UnionDues is back for our fourth series.
Simon chats with Unite Director of Research John Earls about the necessity of a trade union approach to trade. You only need to recall the impact of the EverGiven getting stranded in the Suez Canal to recognise its importance.
Unite’s strategy builds on the knowledge of its network of local representatives allied with checklists of what needs to be done to ensure the vice and well-being of workers is embedded in international supply chains.
Prof Melanie Simms looks at why the blame game between older and younger workers is a fundamental and damaging misunderstanding of issues that affect both groups. That’s in #Thought4TheWeek.
Josiah Mortimer’s #RadicalRoundUp looks at industrial action at Liverpool University, employment rights for Addison Lee drivers, concerns over a new government Fire advisor, plus a ramping up of the campaign against the public and sector pay freeze.
Plus arrangements for the important, poignant, annual Workers’ Memorial Day
With Simon Sapper, Mel Simms and Josiah Mortimer.
International Trade Union Confederation Deputy General Secretary Owen Tudor gives us a tour of the global trade union landscape, and the ITUC’s key campaign priority of reducing deaths at work. It is a sobering picture with 5 workplace deaths per minute each and every day
Commemorations for the forthcoming International Workers Memorial Day on 28 April are an important part of the campaign as well as being important in and of themselves – and studies from North America have shown how unionised workplaces offer better health and safety for customers and clients as well las the workforce.
Professor Mel Simms’s #thought4the week looks at how the Government’s budget last week was a missed opportunity when it comes to the greening of work and workplaces – and why that is so important to Unions.
Plus, Josiah Mortimer’s weekly. #RadicalRoundUp, some exciting new research on union effectiveness from Unite, and a shout out to Health unions protesting in response to a 1% pay offer from Government, with national slow-handclaps to show disapproval announced by Unison.
Companion blog is here. This episode is the last of the current series, but we shall return. While we’re taking a break, you can still email us - email@example.com – tweet us @DuesUnion. We are part of the Labor Radio Podcast Network. A Makes-You-Think production.