Arguments for a shorter working week – Letter to The Guardian
The Guardian article (The big idea: should we work less?, 11 October) was an interesting and compelling argument for shorter working time. It is a discussion that is timely given the twin challenges of decarbonisation and greater automation that many workers face, but it is also long overdue. A report carried out by the New … Arguments for a shorter working week – Letter to The Guardian
Apprenticeships have never been as important
Last autumn the Government announced its Lifetime Skills Guarantee, as part of its Covid response, which focussed on apprenticeships and a commitment to increased investment.
CSEU Supports ‘Save The Union Learning Fund’ Campaign
19 October 2020 / Blog
The Government’s announcement that it intends to scrap the £12 million of funding by April 2021 has been roundly condemned by unions, employers and skills bodies.
Government Help On Apprentices A Start – But Nowhere Near Enough
The Government is set to sign a statutory instrument but it falls short of what the consortium of unions, skills bodies and employers were seeking.
Emergency measures to save apprenticeships
Industry, unions and training providers are calling for emergency measures to save apprenticeships and provide re-skilling and retraining to secure skills essential for the UK ‘s post Covid recovery.
The UK should listen to the unions like the German’s do.
21 August 2020 / Blog
They discovered that the Germans have an agreed system for short time working to protect employment during times of crisis.
How would Churchill kick start the economy?
1 June 2020 / Blog
The Chancellor has said that he ‘was deeply troubled’ by warnings from the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) that the economy could shrink by 35% as a result of the Coronavirus. He’s right to be worried and so should we all. The OBR’s report outlines the scale of the economic crisis facing us. Under current … How would Churchill kick start the economy?