The union movement was founded on the belief that collective bargaining could bring about tangible, positive change to the lives of everyday working people. This powerful legacy has carried the movement a long way, but over time both perceptions of the union offering have fallen out of sync with the working world. Community understands this, and is looking to the future, ensuring that we are absolutely relevant and useful to an ever-changing world of work.
Lauren Crowley, 18 January 2018
We are in the middle of a revolutionary moment. Rapid growth in self-employment, the growth of the gig economy, and the rise of automation represent a seismic shift for the world of work. The trade union movement must respond with a revolution of its own, or face an irrelevance that will have major consequences for workers everywhere.
Five million people in Britain are now self-employed, new technology is facilitating the growth of the ‘gig economy’ and fundamentally changing the nature of work, and automation is already happening in many businesses.Read more