Episode 1

What Will Make The World of Work Better in 2022? Paul Nowak of The TUC Explains

Union membership in the UK for last few years has been on the rise (albeit modestly). Trade Unions remain an important ‘Actor’ in how the UK employment market is regulated and their influence has been particularly prominent during the Covid 19 Pandemic in terms of their campaign to provide a decent level of statutory sick pay for all workers. On a more macro level, the TUC has also been extremely vocal about structural issues within the UK employment market and in particular how certain employers within the ‘Gig Economy’ have been seen to avoid their responsibilities by offering what he describes as ‘bogus self-employment’.

About my guest

Paul Nowak is the Deputy General Secretary of the UK’s Trades Union Council or TUC, the organisation that represents 48 of the UK’s largest unions who combined, look after the interests of some 5.5million UK workers.

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