- The public service ethos and trade union membership
- Outsourcing public services to the third sector Union organising around global sports mega-events
- Trade union use of International Framework Agreements along international supply chains
- Public service reform in Wales
This project is currently considering the potential value of an analysis of virtual patterns of trade union organisation and mobilisation and specifically the contribution of social media to the rescaling of trade unionism. This includes both: the virtual linkages of the tra
Overview This project builds on previous WISERD research into geographical variations in trade union membership in Wales. (Beynon, Davies and Davies, 2012). The research programme derives from this analysis, which suggested that in South Wales collective understandings, root
Labour is part of the team; A manual for campaigning in mega-sporting events
There are many ways of looking at global sports and the mega-events that they have created. This manual examines global sports mega-events from the point of view of the unions that represent the workers who make them possible – not the athletes and coaches, but primarily the...
Chinese multinationals: threat to, or opportunity for, trade unions?
There is a growing literature on global Chinese companies, but this tends to be at a very general level. There is little research to date on the effect of Chinese involvement on workers and their unions. Although focussed on one company, SINOHYDRO, this paper addresses quest...
ConferenceThe UNI Leadership Summit on the Future World of Work
Helen Blakely presented findings from ongoing work with Steve Davies to an audience of over 100 experts, activists, and academics gathered at UNI Global Union’s headquarters for the “Future World of Work Leadership Summit,” a discussion on the challe...
TrainingCampaigning unions, Devolved government: reflections on state, unions and civil society
Based on a series of interviews with trade union leaders in Wales, this presentation examined how the changes around devolution have provided opportunities for trade unions in Wales to influence governmental decision making that do not exist in Engla...