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
Unions21’s Henry Skewes writes on some of the learnings from the first stages of their online petitioning project.Continue reading Online Petitions: A way forward for unions?
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
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?