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The SIPTU College Podcast brings you interesting talks and interviews on topics such as trade unions, workers rights, international affairs, society, culture, economics and labour history.

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The SIPTU College Podcast brings you interesting talks and interviews on topics such as trade unions, workers rights, international affairs, society, culture, economics and labour history.

    Discussing Work With Prof Tony Dundon

    Discussing Work With Prof Tony Dundon

    Dan visited the Kemmy Business School in the University of Limerick to discuss issues such as the future world of work, automation, legislation and “talent management” with Tony Dundon.

    Tony is Professor of HRM and Employment Relations in the Kemmy Business School. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS); Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD); former Chief Examiner for the CIPD; and was until recently Editor-in-Chief of the Human Resource Management Journal (HRMJ). He is Visiting Professor at the Work & Equalities Institute, The University of Manchester; Honorary Professor at St Andrews University Management School, Scotland.

    #Class #TradeUnions #HumanResources #IndustrialRelations

    • 23 min
    Precarious Work and Class: Guy Standing and Charles Umney

    Precarious Work and Class: Guy Standing and Charles Umney

    Interview with Guy Standing followed by a talk by Charles Umney at the Kevin McMahon Memorial Lecture 2018 in SIPTU's Liberty Hall, Dublin.

    Guy Standing is a professor of development studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and author of The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class.

    Charles Umney is a lecturer at the University of Leeds. He teaches, researches and writes on the subjects of trade unionism, working conditions and employment policy across Europe, and has also published extensively on the topic of working life in live music. He is the author of Class Matters.

    Presented by Dan O' Neill. Interview by Scott Miller. Edited by Paddy Cole and Dan O'Neill.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    James Bloodworth cracks open the gig economy

    James Bloodworth cracks open the gig economy

    Journalist James Bloodworth's talks to Paddy Cole about his experience being embedded for six months as a zero-hours worker and the importance of trade unions.

    SIPTU Learning Coordinator Eira Gallagher talks about how SIPTU College jump-started her return to education.

    #Workers #TradeUnions #Activist #GigEconomy #Education

    • 27 min
    Interview with Dr Eugene Hickland

    Interview with Dr Eugene Hickland

    Dr Eugene Hickland is an Assistant Professor of Employee Relations and Human Resource Management at Dublin City University Business School.

    Eugene’s research interests include; workplace innovations, industrial democracy, employee voice, trade union organisations and employment regulation.

    We caught up with Eugene to discuss issues such as how trade unions responded to the financial crisis; what characterises different forms of capitalism; the cut in the minimum wage and its reversal; democracy; JLCs; and how businesses can benefit from engaging with trade unions.

    This podcast features SIPTU College Learning Coordinators Dan O'Neill and Eira Gallagher.

    • 47 min
    Moira Leydon - Bread and Roses

    Moira Leydon - Bread and Roses

    On Friday 27th of July, the SIPTU Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon District Council marked the centenary of women’s suffrage at the 2nd Annual Markievicz/Partridge seminar in Lissadell House, County Sligo.

    Among the speakers at the weekend-long Summer school was Tish Gibbons, Head of SIPTU College, Minister for State at the Department of Education Mary Mitchell O Connor TD and the owner of Lissadell House, Constance Cassidy.

    In this podcast we hear the address given by Moira Leydon, Assistant General Secretary of the ASTI entitled "Bread and Roses" which discusses the last 100 years of women in the trade union movement.

    Moira makes the point that while the trade union movement has been at the forefront of much positive, progressive change, we still have many battles left to win!

    Presented by SIPTU learning Coordinator Eira Gallagher.

    #IrishHistory #Education #Tradeunions #Workers

    • 34 min
    Report from the Occupied Palestinian Territories

    Report from the Occupied Palestinian Territories

    Senator Frances Black speaks in SIPTU College about her trip to Gaza and the West Bank and her bill which would make it illegal to purchase goods and services from Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

    Key Words: Palestine, Human Rights, Activism, Politics

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

Jim Larkin ,

Good listen

Always an informative show. 👍

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Very good listen. A new pod for the list.

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Excellent informative and educational podcasts which are an easy listen and very entertaining!

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