Category Archives: The Digital Economy and Unions

Excellent article from the Wall Street Journal: The End Of Employees

Never before have big employers tried so hard to hand over chunks of their business to contractors. From Google to Wal-Mart, the strategy prunes costs for firms and job security for millions of workers By LAUREN WEBER The Wall Street … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: Why I Am Standing For General Secretary

Trade unionism matters more than ever. With the economy still in a slump, the Tories in power and the shadow of Brexit hanging over millions of jobs, unions are the only line of defence for working families. So the future … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Trying To Stop Workers From Using Oransing App

The anti union US retailer Wal-Mart is trying to stop its workers downloading a smartphone app designed by OUR Wal-mart, an organisation that is campaigning for higher pay and better working conditions for non unionised workers. It marks another development … Continue reading

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Automation And The Workforce

Click here to download ‘Automation and the Workforce’ This is a short paper setting out future developments in Robotics/Cobotics and their application in UK industry and services. Interesting facts: Germany has 176,000 industrial robots compared to the UK with just … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: Labour’s fresh thinking on investment will lead to a stronger economy

Labour must put the brakes on the `Sports Direct economy’ caused by a discredited political dogma which has down-graded industrial strategy, rejected the investment that is vital to growth and has assisted the inequality now raging through the UK, the … Continue reading

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Uber Recognises New York Drivers – But Not Full Unionisation.

Uber the platform based ride hailing – taxi company announced an agreement with International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers to create an association for drivers in New York that would establish a forum for regular dialogue and afford them … Continue reading

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