The changing world of work poses plenty of challenges for unions. Some of these are thrown into sharper relief by the rise of the gig economy and the uncertain shadow of Brexit.
Skills and policies to rebuild our economy were the key themes in the government’s industrial strategy green paper published in January.
MPs, Lords and experts from across the political spectrum have raised their concerns about the UK government’s decision to leave Euratom, the European Atomic Energy community.
The European Parliament has voted in favour of a free-trade agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA), with 408 votes for, 254 against and 33 abstentions.
Having waited six months for the Government to clarify its intentions about Brexit, the Supreme Court judgement on 24 January requiring Parliamentary consent for exit, presaged frenetic political activity.
Membership of the Government Science and Engineering profession will be open to public sector organisations – and no longer restricted to civil servants.
Raising the profile and celebrating the success of Government Science and Engineering is not only the right thing to do, but essential to safeguard its future.
Before the EU referendum I blogged about our members’ concerns over the implications of Brexit for their work and later in June about the ugly rise in racism and xenophobia after the result.