Returning to work: SAGE advice

For anyone returning to their usual place of work, being consulted about whether or not to return, or with questions about safety we recommend watching this video from the multi-disciplinary group of scientists Independent SAGE. Their weekly briefings feature questions from the public. It’s up to us to be informed, in case our employers aren’t.

July branch meeting

At our Zoom branch meeting on Thursday 9 July we’ll be hearing from a bus driver about the impact of Coronavirus and the challenges transport workers face as the lockdown is eased. All branch members are welcome to attend and take part in our discussions – you don’t have to be experienced to contribute! Members … Read more

Abolish Silicon Valley!

Here is a great interview with author Wendy Liu discussing her book Abolish Silicon Valley, in which she investigates the role of tech firms within capitalism. Wendy memorably describes startups which build things like call-centre automation as producing “worker immiseration as a Service”.

Abolish Silicon Valley is available from Repeater books.

Living in the office?

Millions of us are now working from home. If WordPress and Tumblr CEO Matt Mullenweg is to be believed, this is a great thing: “Millions of people will get the chance to experience days without long commutes, or the harsh inflexibility of not being able to stay close to home when a family member is … Read more