Employment relations

Creative freelancing: no funny business

Posted on 16 July 2019 by Lorna Prichard

In our latest post, Lorna Prichard, comedian and former journalist, talks about the risks and rewards of creative freelancing following a recent event hosted by Cardiff Business School’s Executive Education Team and Creative Cardiff at Glee, Cardiff. Recently I had the great pleasure of being asked to do a set at Glee Cardiff for the
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Fashion – an Industry of Gross Exploitation

Posted on 13 June 2019 by Jonathan Rees

On Tuesday 28th May, Dr Jean Jenkins presented her research on employment rights at one of the world’s best-known literature festivals. Her talk explored the history of a sector once described as a ‘parasite industry’ as a result of the shocking mistreatment of its workers. It’s a reputation that continues to thrive today in clothing manufacture. Nevertheless,
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Trade unionism and the concrete universal

Posted on 31 January 2019 by Jonathan Preminger

In our latest blog, Dr Jonathan Preminger outlines how we might (re-) discover the radical potential of trade unionism in response to a post capitalist future. Visions of post-work societies gaining increasing popularity on the liberal left embrace an appealing universalism in which everyone’s basic needs are covered. They argue that as robots take over
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