New Economics Podcast: How we win a brand new financial system – a sizzling strike summer time?

Notice to listeners: this episode was prerecorded in August 2022.

As the primary week of rail strikes got here to an finish in June, Google searches for the phrase be a part of union” had elevated by 184%. Information channels and politicians didn’t appear to know what to make of the broad public assist for the putting rail staff. Impressed by the RMT union, the unrest unfold: felony barristers, BT staff, posties and lecturers are simply among the individuals exploring strike motion.

After many years of union busting, wage stagnation and decimated rights, are staff lastly saying sufficient is sufficient? Why has the general public immediately obtained behind putting staff? And what would occur if we held a basic strike?

Ayeisha is joined by the TUCSian Elliot and Sarah Jaffe, journalist and creator of Work Gained’t Love You Again”

Wish to be a part of a union? You could find the best one for you on the TUC web site.

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