Best Labour podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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A podcast about trade union issues and labour history.
 
A five-part series hosted by new member of the party Holly Rigby with regular guest, long-time Labour member and University of East London academic Jeremy Gilbert.Each episode deals with the big issues facing the Labour Party today, and asks what can be learnt from the history of the party.The series is intended to help the hundreds of thousands of new Labour members and supporters to understand the party and engage with it.Supported by Compass, a home for those who want to build and be part ...
 
Gowling WLG's employment, labour & equality experts discuss the latest developments. NOT LEGAL ADVICE. Information made available on this website in any form is for information purposes only. It is not, and should not be taken as, legal advice. You should not rely on, or take or fail to take any action based upon this information. Never disregard professional legal advice or delay in seeking legal advice because of something you have read on this website. Gowling WLG professionals will be pl ...
 
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Gowling WLG's employment, labour & equalities experts bring you the latest top five employment law developments that may affect your business from a continuing rise in tribunal claim numbers to a galaxy far, far away… Tribunal claim numbers beginning to return to pre-fees levels Victimisation and the bad faith defence Only temporary workers pro ...…
 
There was a significant change to the tax treatment of payments in lieu of notice on 6 April 2018. This podcast looks at the effect of the post-employment notice pay (PENP) change, the impact on the £30,000 tax free exemption and other tax developments. What should employers be doing? What do employers need to be aware of and what are the pitfalls?…
 
This podcast focuses on some of the issues and risks surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace, especially in light of publicity around allegations of sexual harassment by senior individuals, recent social media campaigns and non disclosure agreements (NDAs).
 
Returning to our secret North London bunker-studio following last month’s live cast, we turn our attention to the recent walkouts of teachers and other school workers in Republican-voting states in the USA such as Kentucky, West Virginia, and elsewhere.We were very lucky to have the opportunity to talk to Lois Weiner, an American socialist and ...…
 
Brexit Podcast - Episode nine with John Mills and Oliver Huitson, hosted by David Price by Labour Leave
 
Gowling WLG's employment, labour & equalities experts bring you the latest top five employment law developments that may affect your business. Sleeping on the job & NMW take 2 Beyond belief: commercial concern not a philosophical belief Vanishing act: successful internal appeal makes dismissal vanish, but take care in communicating decision Tim ...…
 
This is our very first live podcast, recorded at Ideas for Freedom, a weekend of socialist debate and discussion hosted by Workers’ Liberty, on 23 June. We were joined by Tom Kelly, a striking workers from the East Dulwich Picturehouse cinema, to discuss “a new New Unionism?”, looking at whether burgeoning low-paid workers’ struggles can lead t ...…
 
Brexit Podcast - Episode eight with John Mills and Brendan Chilton, hosted by David Price by Labour Leave
 
In this podcast we are discuss some of latest developments in unfair dismissal from the initial stages of suspension, right through the investigation and ultimately to dismissal.
 
There are some tricky issues relating to recruitment arising out of the introduction of the new GDPR rules, which came into force on 25 May 2018. This podcast looks at the impact of the GDPR on pre-employment medicals, criminal convictions and equal opportunities monitoring.
 
Brexit Podcast - Episode seven with John Mills and Brendan Chilton, hosted by David Price by Labour Leave
 
Gowling WLG's employment, labour & equalities experts bring you the latest top five employment law developments that may affect your business. 'Mutuality of obligation' and employment status – what does it matter? Whistleblowing: what amounts to disclosure of 'information' Dismissing an employee for failing to prove a continued right to work an ...…
 
Cannabis in the workplace, its relevance for employers and highlighting the differences between medical and recreational cannabis.
 
In City of York Council v Grosset, the Court of Appeal has explored the nature of discrimination arising from disability and how it fits with both unfair dismissal and the duty to make reasonable adjustments.
 
In May we have another significant development in the growing body of case law concerning discrimination arising from disability increasing the potential for employers to fall foul of this legal concept, a reminder of where we are now on third party harassment, dress codes and zero hours contracts and of course the most 'e-mailed' about legal d ...…
 
In this podcast, the key considerations with respect to post-termination restrictive covenants in Canada will be discussed.
 
What attitude should the labour movement take to the police? Does the way strikes have been policed in the past give us some clues about the police’s fundamental role?With the Labour Party adopting an explicitly pro-cop position, distributing leaflets shaped like police helmets calling for 20,000 more police on the streets, we argue for the lab ...…
 
Our monthly Employment Essentials insight is here. Here are our five significant employment law developments you should be aware of this month – what they are and how they might impact your business. Do employers need to match enhanced maternity pay for fathers taking Shared Parental Leave? Uncertainty continues When does contractual notice of ...…
 
It's our first birthday, and after a year of frankly unseemly pleading, cajoling, and tantrum-throwing from Daniel, the Labour Days crew has finally allowed him, as a special birthday treat, to give a presentation about the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike.It's a story that has it all: courageous action against the odds, pitched battles with ...…
 
Gowling WLG's employment, labour & equalities experts bring you the latest top five employment law developments that may affect your business.
 
In the centenary year of the "Representation of the People Act", which extended the franchise to certain, propertied, women, Labour Days looks at the question of working-class and labour movement involvement in the women's suffrage movement, and introduces listeners to the activity of labour-movement suffrage fighters like Julia Varley, Sylvia ...…
 
Gowling WLG's employment, labour & equalities team discuss the five significant employment law developments from February.
 
Employers must be aware of how the interview process may contain subtle forms of discrimination that violate human rights law.
 
Both complaints and workplace investigations should be handled in a fair, objective manner.
 
Understanding an employee’s entitlements upon a without cause dismissal.
 
There is a double edged sword in whistleblowing claims. A co-worker who has victimised a colleague may be personally liable and employers can be vicariously liable where their employees victimise a whistleblowing colleague. Our podcast focuses on detriment claims in a whistleblowing context and how this is having a more significant impact than ...…
 
In this episode, we take a deep dive into questions of class composition and labour movement strategy via an interview with Kim Moody. Kim is a labour movement writer and activist, who co-founded Labor Notes in the USA (www.labornotes.org). His new book, ‘On New Terrain: How Capital is Reshaping the Battleground of Class War’ is published by Ha ...…
 
What is on your agenda for the coming year? 2018 will be another year dominated by Brexit's large shadow. Nevertheless, the fast pace of employment law developments is showing no signs of slowing down. Whether it's the new data protection regime, gender pay gap reporting, employment status or working time, the year ahead is certainly going to b ...…
 
Brexit Podcast - Episode six, with Gisela Stuart and David Goodhart by Labour Leave
 
Labour Leave are excited to announce our brand new weekly podcast. Looking at everything on the Brexit agenda, with in depth discussion and analysis.
 
The new GDPR regime from 25 May 2018 carries very onerous penalties and some material changes from the current Data Protection laws in the UK. Are you ready for that change? For example, do you know if you will be able to rely on consent to process employee data? Are your contracts with your payroll and OH providers GDPR compliant? Our podcast ...…
 
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A year dominated by the shadow of Brexit. Despite legislative developments being placed firmly in Brexit's shadow, the courts have made this a landmark year for employment law. The defeat of the Government's 2013 introduction of tribunal fees is now a constitutional law case study being taught to thousands of law students around the country.…
 
Labour Leave are excited to announce our brand new weekly podcast. Looking at everything on the Brexit agenda, with in depth discussion and analysis.
 
With Ellie out of action, wafflers-in-chief Daniel and Edd discuss whether trade unions have a particular role to play in the struggle to prevent the planet becoming a charred husk (spoiler: they do). Verity Burgmann, co-author of ‘Green Bans, Red Union’, joins us to discuss the New South Wales Builders Labourers’ Federation’s “green bans” of t ...…
 
Brand new weekly podcast. Looking at everything on the Brexit agenda with in depth discussions and analysis.
 
How did trade unionists, and the trade union movement, respond to the revolutions of 1917 in Russia? Edd The Brain takes us through a few examples, and we discuss what implications they have for contemporary working-class solidarity.As promised in the episode, here's Labour Days' Great (But Not Exhaustive) Russian Revolution Reading List:Genera ...…
 
Labour Leave are excited to announce our brand new weekly podcast. Looking at everything on the Brexit agenda, with in depth discussion and analysis.
 
Labour Leave are excited to announce our brand new weekly podcast. Looking at everything on the Brexit agenda, with in depth discussion and analysis.
 
With far-right and fascist movements growing across Europe and North America, how can trade unions resist? We look back through history at some examples of how organised labour has confronted fascism, exploring specifically trade-union movement organisation rather than wider community-led anti-fascism, and focusing on perhaps less well-known ex ...…
 
With McDonald's workers in two stores set to stage their first ever official strike in UK history, we interview striker and BFAWU activist Steve about the campaign, and discuss the issues it raises. We look back on the "McDonald's Workers' Resistance" network, whose archives are online at https://libcom.org/tags/mcdonalds-workers-resistance, an ...…
 
As a teaser for our forthcoming sixth episode on food service workers' struggles past and present, we're sharing part of our interview with McDonald's worker and BFAWU activist Steve, who talks about the reasons behind McDonalds workers' upcoming strike on 4 September. The full episode, which also includes a look back at the 1912 New York waite ...…
 
How have unions been portrayed in film and TV, and why aren't there more representations of unions and class struggle on screen? The Labour Days crew attempts to answer these questions, with (mostly passing!) reference to TV shows and films including The Simpsons, The Wire, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Days of Glory, Matewan, Pride, Made in D ...…
 
Jane Fielding discusses with Santiago Botella Vivo, an expert in Spanish employment law, the main things UK employers need to know if they're considering starting up operations in Spain. Spoiler alert : it's a lot less flexible than the UK.
 
We will be talking about the first Court of Appeal decision on what "in the public interest" means in deciding whether a person makes a disclosure that gives them whistle-blower protection.
 
Listen as I and my colleagues Vivienne Reeve and Zoe Fatchen discuss our first impressions of the Taylor Review, the document which is expected to set the labour market policy agenda for years to come. Damp squib or dynamite? Join the conversation.
 
In this episode, Professor Edmund "the Brain" Mustill takes the gang through a potted history of industrial unionism, and discusses how it differs from craft-based models of trade unionism. We hear from Jade Baker, a teacher and National Union of Teachers (NUT) activist in south London, about the NUT's upcoming merger with the Association of Te ...…
 
With the so-called gig economy and the Taylor Review rarely out of the news (the latter even making the Queen's Speech) Jonathan Chamberlain's session at our recent semi-annual employment update seminar about the latest developments in this area was very timely. In this podcast, he sets out where we are now in the blizzard of cases and reviews ...…
 
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