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Future of Work (ALERA Conference)

This blog post is 2 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.The following are the speaking notes for a speech given at the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association conference in Canberra in March 2018. Thank you for the invitation today. Firstly, let me acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which …

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Digital leadership for unions

Does your union leadership “get” digital?

This blog post is 6 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.Research┬áundertaken in 2012 by pro-union academic Panos┬áPanagiotopoulos found that globally, unions are increasingly viewing digital tools as essential to improving communications and member engagement. Over 61% of unions said that digital was considered a “priority” given budget and time constraints. …

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Should your union measure a Net Promoter Score?

This blog post is 6 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.Your union’s motivated and committed supporters — your activists, delegates and workplace leaders — are amongst your most important members. Most union leaders and organisers know anecdotally who these committed supporters are, but does your union have a systematic way …

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Abbott’s corporate-change plans for Australia

This blog post is 6 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.Tony Abbott and his gang of extremist conservative ministers have wasted little time unpicking the century-old social compact in Australia. They’re targeting education, health care, penalty rates, our international obligations, antagonising our neighbours, trashing our natural heritage and violating long-standing …

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Campaigners must mobilise their committed supporters

This blog post is 7 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age. Mobilising and motivating your committed supporters is the key to winning campaigns. The upcoming Federal Election is focusing minds amongst unions and campaigning NGOs. The reality of an Abbott Government looks like an increasingly likely risk. Many hard-fought gains …

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