Trade Union Membership, Associational Life and Wellbeing

Posts relating to the Trade Union Membership, Associational Life and Wellbeing research project as part of the WISERD Civil Society Research centre.

Twitter activity around Social Media and Society conference 2017

Social Media & Society Conference 2017

Posted on 18 August 2017 by WISERD

The 28-30th July marked the 8th annual Social Media & Society Conference. The conference is organised by the Social Media Lab at Ryerson University in Toronto and this year it returned home to Canada after last year’s excursion to Goldsmiths in London. WISERD Research Associate, Dr Wil Chivers presented at both of these conferences and in
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Strike

Posted on 22 November 2016 by WISERD

Remembering and remembrance are incredibly important to the labour movement. Trade unions hold their history dear and the hard fought battles of the past are positioned firmly in the minds of those who take pride in their allegiance in the present: cohort after cohort of novice activists are schooled in trade union history; the spectacle
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Measuring Trade Union Membership: Harder than it may seem?

Posted on 16 May 2016 by WISERD

Declining levels of trade union membership is often cited as evidence that trade unions have become less relevant within the modern UK economy. In 2012, particular attention was given to this issue as levels of union membership among TUC affiliated unions fell to beneath 6 million members for the first time[i].  The recent development and
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