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What makes a campaign successful?

29 Oct 2014, By

Recently I saw a tweet where a campaign had been hailed as a success despite not having won the objective.  This got me thinking.  What do we class as a successful campaign and how many of our campaign work is ‘successful’?

Britain Needs a Pay Rise demo: What comes next?

15 Oct 2014, By

With only three days to go before the Britain Needs a Pay Rise march, I thought I’d just put a few thoughts down on what may come next.  How are we using actions like this to help build a sustainable union movement?

What makes a ‘strategic campaign’ strategic?

24 Sep 2014, By

That’s a question I’m often asked, and with the introduction of Strategic Campaigns training as part of the new Organising Academy programme, I thought I’d take some time to answer that question in a video: If you’d like to know more, check out the new Strategic Campaigns course in the Organising Academy Training brochure (web)

Be proud to be union: Proclaim the union advantage

05 Sep 2014, By

As the trade union movement prepares to gather in Liverpool this weekend for the 146th Annual Trades Union Congress, the TUC is launching a new publication that demonstrates the positive impact of trade unions in workplaces and on society in general.

Organising & the World Cup

15 Jul 2014, By

I’m sure that there will be many blog posts around talking about the cabinet reshuffle, this post is actually going to be one of the many on the World Cup.  Organising and the World Cup.  Or rather, how I seem to have ended up organising and running campaigns a bit like the German Football League.…

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Trade Unions: Resilient and still delivering for workers

29 May 2014, By

Trade Union membership continues to show resilience and there are encouraging signs of a revival of union membership in the private sector, according to the findings of the annual Trade Union Membership Statistical Bulletin which was published yesterday by BIS. According to the report there are now 6.5 million trade union members in the UK…

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Why it pays more than ever to be in a union

05 Apr 2014, By

Since the financial crash, wages have been under pressure across the country. Food, energy, transport and housing costs have soared, to the point where in real terms, the average worker is £2000 worse off than they were in 2010. Latest statistics show that private sector pay growth has now just about caught up with ongoing…

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