Industrial Relations

Retaining members in public sector unions

This blog post is 8 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.University of Warrick academic Jeremy Waddington and UNISON national officer Allan Kerr authored a fascinating article for the Industrial Relations Journal, Membership retention in the public sector. The article examines membership retention in one of the United Kingdom’s largest public …

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Performance pay for teachers is a terrible idea and here’s why

This blog post is 9 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.On 7 February 2007, the then-Federal Education, Science and Training Minister, Julie Bishop, announced that ‘like other professions, teachers should be recognised and rewarded on merit.’ This policy announcement, made despite the Federal Government having no legal authority to set …

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Supporting Wisconsin union members, one pizza slice at a time

This blog post is 9 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age. The battle to preserve collective bargaining in America is taking place in Wisconsin, after a Tea Party backed Governor announced budget cuts – not only to pensions and pay – but also to basic human rights. The big risk …

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Worker Representation on Company Boards

This blog post is 9 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.I was reading an interesting ebook about the future of UK Labour (pdf) and came across an interesting policy of having worker representation on boards: So policies like a cap on interest rates, worker representation on company boards or policies for …

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