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Graffiti saying 'unskilled jobs are a classist myth'

Kathryn Telling reviews the tone of recent discussion on unemployment and argues that treating hospitality workers and social carers as essentially interchangeable is a minimisation of both sets of workers’ skills, as well as their education and training.…Read more

Words 'Work in progress' written on glass
by Mark Williams Ying Zhou and Min Zou  |  19th November 2020

Based on 'Mapping Good Work', by Mark Williams, Ying Zhou and Min Zou, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around what exactly ‘Good Work' is, where it is most likely to be found across the occupational structure and how we might best promote a ‘Good Work recovery'.…Read more

Sign saying 'No cuts'
by Donna Baines and Ian Cunningham  |  9th November 2020

Launching their new book ‘Working in the Context of Austerity: Challenges and Struggles’, Donna Baines and Ian Cunningham call for a major rethink of social and employment policies that can provide alternatives to austerity and protect against its damaging impacts.…Read more

Wall art saying 'Live, work, create'

Mark Williams, co-author of 'Mapping Good Work', discusses how the Good Work framework could unlock Britain’s productive potential after COVID-19.…Read more

Art saying 'Better days are coming, hang in there'
by Martin Parker  |  12th August 2020

Martin Parker, editor of 'Life After COVID-19', explores the need to preserve something good from the COVID-19 pandemic and the opportunity it has given us to change aspects of our lives that will be essential when dealing with the climate crisis.…Read more

Durbar of Pudukkottai Maharaja with British officials
by Leigh Gardner and Tirthankar Roy  |  14th July 2020

Leigh Gardner and Tirthankar Roy, authors of 'The Economic History of Colonialism', examine the relationship between colonialism and economic development, and challenge the assumption that the way colonial governments worked, and the effects that they left behind, had more to do with the aims and capacities of European states than with the regions they ruled over.…Read more

Board saying 'Be kind to the frontline'

Bob Smale, author of 'Exploring Trade Union Identities', explores trade union responses to COVID-19 and outlines five key areas an effective union response to COVID-19 must include.…Read more

Map of Cambridge
by Catherine Casson Mark Casson John Lee and Katie Phillips  |  4th May 2020

Katie Phillips, John S. Lee, Mark Casson and Catherine Casson, authors of 'Compassionate Capitalism', show how entrepreneurs in medieval Cambridge were practising social responsibility, offering lessons we can learn in relation to contemporary challenges.…Read more

Photo of Trump and Pence

Helena Liu, author of Redeeming Leadership, explains why we must stand shoulder-to-shoulder with anti-racist feminist communities and join their struggles for life beyond imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist and patriarchal oppression.…Read more

Photo of a container yard from the cover of 'Exploring Trade Union Identities'

Bob Smale, author of 'Exploring Trade Union Identities', calls for the recognition of labour market niches and suggests that niche unions can be more successful in organising them. There is no ‘silver bullet’, but some of the answers to regeneration may lie in the past.…Read more