Learning to read and predict our changing environment through strategic use of data is crucial for the survival of trade unions, says Prospect’s Jenny Andrew.
We’re excited to be able to reveal the first stages of our new union-backed digital service for young workers – WorkSmart.
With unions staring at a membership cataclysm in the next twenty years, it’s about time we rediscovered the value of risk taking to better serve working people, says Antonia Bance.
New approaches to organising being piloted in Australia and the US.
Digital Product Strategist John Chadfield rounds up #WorkerTech initiatives to address increasingly precarious employment.
When thinking about the challenges of bringing security to workers in the gig economy, the temptation is to turn first to digital, argues Antonia Bance. But the prevailing ethos in tech is individual and consumer-led, and, without an underpinning analysis of power, technology alone won’t meet the challenge.
Abigail Rumsey, a Prospect delegate at the TUC young workers’ conference, reflects on why the union must embrace technology as part of its organising strategy.
The insecurity brought about by sharing economy jobs can be offset by digital trade unions, says Resolution Trust’s Gavin Kelly in WIRED
As you wrestle with how we improve the workplace, you have to think about power, says Antonia Bance. Otherwise we end up with tech that merely delivers greater convenience to people who don’t need it the most.
The Resolution Trust launches new a WorkerTech partnership with Bethnal Green Ventures to incubate tech based innovations that support the low-wage workforce.