MySociety’s Myfawny Nixon interviews Privacy International’s Camilla Graham Wood about her research into the range of digital surveillance being used currently by police forces. As well as being used in investigating crime, there is concern growing that this stuff could have an impact on surveillance of protest and activism.Continue reading FOI helps reveal the new surveillance tools deployed by police
A decade of precarity for young workers has changed perceptions and expectations around the labour movement. TechWorld’s Tamlin Magee asks whether digital can the tools they need to boost engagement?Continue reading Can digital help rejuvenate Britain’s trade unions?
Employers’ law firm Herbert Smith Freehills interviewed 400 global company executives about their predictions on worker activism. Their concerns are an interesting view from the other side of the bargaining table. An increase in digital worker activism is predicted, more driven by networked individuals than union co-ordination.Continue reading The new world of work: report warns of an unprecedented rise in workplace activism
Unions21’s blog on Prospect’s use of Thoughtexchange – the survey and outreach tool that UNI Global Union’s Young Workers’ Lab is testing in unions.Continue reading Engaging members in new ways
Wired reports on Catalan independence group Tsunami Democràtic, which is leveraging social media and peer-to-peer technology to orchestrate massive protests.Continue reading Catalonia has created a new kind of online activism. Everyone should pay attention
“Sustainable innovation isn’t about putting the house on red and hoping to win” says Unions21’s Becky Wright. It’s about incremental change based on thorough research with members.Continue reading How can unions make a start on innovation?
UNISON’s Katie Shaw writes for unionlearn on their work to support members to grow their digital skills and digital confidence.Continue reading Supporting digital skills for union members
Coworker blog looks at a wave of grassroots wage transparency activity across the US.Continue reading Crowdsourced wage transparency spreadsheets are going ‘viral’. Are you ready to get involved?
The use of technology in campaigning and organising is growing, writes NUS’ Linda Somerville for Scottish Left Review. Some social movements are reaping benefits from data-driven organising and mass communication channels.Continue reading Making hi-tech a rule for revolutionaries
ElementAI’s podcast hears from UNI Global Union’s Christina Colclough on workers’ data rights – neglected in many data protections.Continue reading Podcast: In Data We Trust?