Is this the future of unions?

There is a tide starting to rise in the world of progressive activism, and unions in Australia and globally may get caught in it. The tide is comprised of decentralised, leaderless, temporary movements, empowered by online organising platforms like MoveOn, Change.org, Avaaz, Twitter and Facebook. These platforms have given everyday people unprecedented power to come […]

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NZ Presentation: Engaging young workers

On 10 July, I was honoured to speak at the Stand Up conference for the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, in Wellington. The topic of my talk was how unions can engage young workers. Unions in New Zealand are facing some very substantial challenges but are also running some great campaigns. Not only is […]

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