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Starting a campaign: Friends and Allies

19 Sep 2013, By

We have our goals, we have looked at our resources.  Next up, who can we count on and who will we be up against? I think it’s important that we create and sustain broad coalitions and relationships between campaigners with a social and economic justice focus.  By supporting each other and sharing our work we…

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Starting a campaign: Resources

12 Sep 2013, By

So, we have our goals in place.  We know what we want to achieve and the milestones needed to achieve it.  What next? It’s time for campaigners to look at what resources we have at our disposal to make the goal the reality.

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Starting a campaign: Goals

05 Sep 2013, By

As Maria in the Sound of Music said, ‘lets start at the very beginning, it’s a very good place to start’.  And so it is with running a campaign. I have often seen campaigners and organisers get an idea for an issue, a good soundbite and some headline catching stunts and begin a campaign.  More…

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Organising, communicating & the internet

21 Aug 2013, By

In the position I’m in here at the TUC, I’m often asked what I am reading, what I would recommend to others hoping to steer successful campaigns. Over the last year, I have been increasingly drawn to the work of cognitive linguistics in the shape of George Lakoff (more on my take on communications can be found here)…

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Blog Action Day: What the Power of We means for unions

15 Oct 2012, By

As part of Blog Action Day, Owen blogged earlier today on the ‘Power of We’ and that trade unions are the manifestation of the ‘we’ at work.   What does the ‘we’ at work actually mean and how do unions think about this to make us stronger?

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Finding a way to stronger unions

12 Sep 2012, By

Our focus on this blog is in organising, and by extension, growing stronger unions, so it was with great interest that I read Seamus Milne’s column in the Guardian entitled ‘The problem with unions is that they’re not strong enough’.   At the end of the piece I was left thinking ‘what are the solutions?’

Supporting union executives: Lay Leadership Programme

23 Aug 2012, By

The Guardian recently put up an article profiling a group of upcoming Conservative MPs who are spearheading a range of proposals which are designed to ‘unchain Britain’.  These ideas include a raft of changes to employment legislation which would make it easier to sack  workers.

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