The benefits of technology at work should be for everyone, not just employers and big tech companies

The use of new technology to manage how we work has risen during the coronavirus pandemic. But without new rules on how we deal with this, it could mean working people losing out – two thirds of workers say there is no consultation when new tech is introduced into the workplace. Trade unions are working to change that, Mary Towers blogs for the TUC.

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National Education Union steps up school closure campaign with new ‘Escalation’ app

Paul Waugh covers NEU’s new organising tool around escalating Covid concerns in schools into collective action. It’s a great project, allowing a process to happen at scale, supporting reps’ personalised needs and giving the union responsive insights.

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Double-down on reps, not digital

By Eth Morgan & John Chadfield

We’re two tech workers; a software engineer and a product manager. Our role over the years has been to develop and maintain the kind of digital apps and tools that are now commonplace in people’s hands. We’re also trade unionists and members of the Tech Workers’ Coalition

We’d been invited by TUC Digital Labs to share our expertise in working with a TUC affiliate, the Royal College of Midwives, as part of a pilot project, looking at questions around improving the accuracy of member data – something that’s key to helping the union’s work in continually improving their membership experience.

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