The 2019 Unions21 Conference showcased a veritable powerhouse of ideas and experiences on the most pressing issues facing the labour movement today – how to make the future of work one in which artificial intelligence and digital transformation are our servants and not masters. The panelists and speakers captured in this special episode, in order of appearance, and for your listening pleasure, are:
Sue Ferns, Chair of Unions 21 and Senior Deputy General Secretary, Prospect
Gill Dix, Head of Workplace Policy, ACAS
Anthony Painter, RSA Action and Research Centre
Natasha Kizzie, Google LCS UK, Industry Manager Government
Christina Colclough, UNi Global Union
Anthony Hayes, TUC
Alison Charlton, Digital Marketing Manager, Unison
Becky Wright, Executive Director, Unions 21
Dean Rogers, Assistant General Secretary, NAPO
Prof Mel Simms, University of Glasgow
To find out more, click on the links above, but you can also listen to Christina Colclough’s podcast here, and find out more about the Australian Fair Wage Anthony Hayes referred to here. Anthony’s case study was the Australian Hospitality Workers’ Digital Union We’re also happy to give a shameless plug for Mel Simms’ new book.
All the Unions21 podcasts can be accessed here.
Our thanks to everyone who came to the conference in any and every capacity. Sign up for the Unions 21 newsletter and please download, stream, share, review, rate – but above all, enjoy.
Our photo shows (from l to r) Natasha Kizzie, Anthony Hayes, Becky Wright and Christina Colclough at the conference. Credit D Robertson.
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Special episode: US unions and the Future of Work - w/Damon Silvers
UCU General Secretary-elect Dr Jo Grady
Women, Work and Barriers to Industrial Prosperity -w/Jess Phillips MP
Enforcing Labour Standards - w/Sir David Metcalf
The Future Of Work - Taming The Robots
What Future For ACAS? - w/Brendan Barber
Industrial Strategy and Collective Voice - w/Chi Onwurah
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