The UK has an opportunity to benefit from early adoption of technologies like AI, writes Prospect’s Andrew Pakes for New Statesman. But if we don’t talk about power and the imbalances it creates in work and society, then we won’t get ethics right or start to deal with distrust.Continue reading Why the UK needs a national strategy around AI and work
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?
John Forth’s slide deck from his Congress fringe presentation on the problems with unions’ business models, and how they could change for the current environment. Research commissioned by Unions21.Continue reading New Model Unions: Options for the 21st Century
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?
Prospect worked with UNI Global Union on a digital pilot project, encouraging young archaeologist members to come together online with anonymous discussion and collective decision making tools.Continue reading Test Driving: Thought Exchange
Prospect’s Mike Clancy writes on why the union is updating their brand, and what this means in an age of rising digital expectations for prospective members.Continue reading Why we are changing: Brand matters