Global judgements and ideas.

Running for UCU NEC

I am running for the UCU National Executive Committee, UK-elected NEC member HE. Please vote for me! Voting starts 1 Feb and you will get the ballot in the mail! … Continue reading

December 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Alternatives Misunderstood: Work, Brexit and what workers risk losing

This is a modified transcript of the invited talk I gave at the ESRC seminar ‘Assessing change in economic management, welfare, work and democracy in the context of Brexit’ at … Continue reading

December 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

CPERN and IIPPE join forces

Call for Papers and Activist Proposals International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) Critical Political Economy Research Network (CPERN) Berlin Institute for International Political Economy (IPE) September 13-15, 2017 Berlin … Continue reading

December 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

As jobs are replaced by machines, workers are treated as fungible data sets

Some notes on machinery working and measuring work Research on the capability of machinery to carry out human-like activities started in the 1950s when a researcher at Dartmouth College at … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Quantified Worker

I was priviledged to be invited by Ghislaine Boddington and Ruth Amos to FutureFest 2016. I can confidently say that the weekend was one of the most interesting of 2016 … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Digitalised work and impact on workers

My talk at the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) conference in Lisbon, 7 – 9 September, looked at the contemporary problem of surveillance at work. We are at … Continue reading

September 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Freedom of movement V Freedom of contract

Britain voted to leave the European Union in a momentous referendum held on 23rd June 2016. This was the second time Britain has held a European Union related referendum. The … Continue reading

August 8, 2016 · Leave a comment