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The Fabian Society
The UK’s original left-wing thinktank & membership network. The future of the left since 1884.
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Amy Mount 2h
Labour has bold proposals for addressing the , but must widen its focus to other environmental issues and face up to competing interests & tough decisions e.g. . My op-ed for &
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BBC Politics Jun 25
"The Conservatives have tried to make an act of economic self-harm - no-deal Brexit - into a test of true patriotism" Ex-PM Gordon Brown says and "narrow nationalism" put the UK at greatest risk of "unravelling" in over 300 years [tap to expand]
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The Fabian Society 17h
📺 ICYMI: Has Brexit made the breakup of the UK more likely? Watch last night's discussion featuring former PM Gordon Brown's & speech (from 00:35) here >>
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John Denham 18h
Whatever position Labour adopts on Brexit, if we accept and deepen the Leave Remain divide we will set progressive politics back for a generation
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The Fabian Society 18h
'In the weeks ahead, Labour may well endorse a second referendum or promise one in our manifesto: it’s what most members want. But if we sound as though we only stand for remain voters we will set the left’s prospects back for a generation.' >
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Bright Blue 19h
Great to see getting behind a new independent pensions commission. We're currently conducting research with to examine how this could work in practice - see our call for written evidence here:
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The Fabian Society 19h
In response to a question about how automation will affect workers over the life course, ’s Head of Equalities tells conference that it’s about developing ‘skills for life’ - including through union-provided training.
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LabourList 20h
The biggest test of Labour's commitment to the environment will be in handling competing interests, writes ahead of conference:
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The Fabian Society 19h
🌳🌍 CLIMATE CHANGE: Getting the legal framework right is necessary but not enough. The biggest test for will be in handling competing interests, writes >
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Community union 19h
“It’s vital we make sure that workers voices are right at the heart of any technological changes that are made to their workplaces” - of and
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The Fabian Society 19h
. tells conference that “there are lessons for trade unions in our initial findings: unions can help make workers more aware of coming change, amplify workers’ voices and fight for tech to make jobs better.”
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The Fabian Society 19h
. is chairing a panel on automation, the future of work and our Commission on Workers and Technology. Our Deputy General Secretary , and ’s , are also contributing.
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Changing Work Centre 20h
. at the conference in launching the first set of findings from our research into workers and technology changes. Follow for live updates
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The Fabian Society 20h
Replying to @YvetteCooperMP
“It’s shocking that there’s been a £3bn cut in FE just when we need that skills investment” - on how the government needs to do more.
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The Fabian Society 20h
Replying to @YvetteCooperMP
There is worrying potential for inequalities to be widened by technology change if we don’t get it right. “Job growth in small towns is slower than in big cities,” says
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Replying to @YvetteCooperMP
“We need people to be consulted to make sure technology makes the difference it should do” -
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The Fabian Society 20h
“While people often feel positive about the possibilities of new technology, too often workers don’t get a say” - on the central emerging finding of the ’s Commission on Workers and Technology
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The Fabian Society 20h
Replying to @YvetteCooperMP
“The trade unions have to be at the heart of supporting working people through the digital revolution, just as they were through the digital revolution”
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The Fabian Society 20h
In a few minutes, will address ’s Conference on the emerging findings of ’s Commission on Workers and Technology. Follow along for live updates during the speech!
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Unions 21 21h
As technology rapidly changes the world of work 🖥 It is important to remember that all workers deserve for a say in how technology will shape their working lives
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