Commentary, blogs and other activity

Institute members regularly write commentary items and opinion pieces for popular blogs. The Institute also produces a biannual newsletter.

Work and Equalities Institute Newsletter: April 2021
Work and Equalities Institute

Work and Equalities Institute Newsletter: June 2020
Work and Equalities Institute

The remote-working challenge: 'There are huge issues'
Tony Dundon, The Irish Times, 10 July 2021

Will pay transparency close the gender pay gap? The EU thinks so
Mark Smith, Annick Masselot, Jill Rubery, Petra Foubert, The Conversation, 5 July 2021
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When trade shifts South: New upgrading prospects for horticulture suppliers in the Global South
Giovanni Pasquali, Aarti Krishnan, Matthew Alford, VoxEU, 01 July 2021

Rebuilding the foundations - decent work after Covid-19
Eva Herman and Mat Johnson, Original Thinking Blog, 17 June 2021

Work-related violence and aggression: Don't accept it. Report it. Prevent it
Sheena Johnson and Helen Beers (HSE), Safety and Health Practitioner, 16 June 2021

How COVID-19 has impacted our working lives
David Holman and Kara Ng, Original Thinking Blog, 14 June 2021

Gender and food retailing
Abbie Winton, Original Thinking blog, 26 May 2021

On Digital Equalities
Policy@Manchester digital collection, Anita Greenhill, Debra Howcroft, Abbie Winton, May 2021

Now is the time for Ireland to consider a fair-work agenda
Tony Dundon, Caroline Murphy, The Irish Times, 21 March 2021

Age discrimination law outside the employment field
Elaine Dewhurst, report for the European Commission, 23 November 2020

What's wrong with manels and what can we do about it?
Jenny Rodriguez, The Conversation, 14 October 2020

Lessons from Lockdown: the Value of Human Labour
Policy@Manchester digital collection, Tony Dundon, Gail Hebson, Debra Howcroft, Cristina Inversi, Sheena Johnson, Marti Lopez-Andreu, Miguel Martinez Lucio, Chris Phillipson, Jill Rubery, Abbie Winton, August 2020

Recognising the role of key workers now and in the future employment landscape
Gail Hebson and Miguel Martinez Lucio, Policy@Manchester, 18 August 2020

Sharing the load: How work sharing can reduce unemployment, improve gender equality, and benefit mental health
Jill Rubery, Policy@Manchester, 03 August 2020

Bogus self-employment and COVID-19: an added layer of insecurity
Marti Lopez-Andreu, Policy@Manchester, 20 July 2020

How to start decolonising your business
Ricardo Twumasi, Charlotte Horne and Jenny Rodriguez, The Conversation, 17 July 2020

Beyond name changes and pulling down statues - how to decolonise business schools
Bobby Banerjee, Jenny Rodriguez, Sadhvi Dar, The Conversation, 13 July 2020

Technology and remote working post COVID-19
Tony Dundon, Lee Stringer and Stephen Mustchin, Futures of Work, 13 July 2020

#Here to deliver: Valuing food delivery workers in the future
Cristina Inversi, Aude Cefaliello and Tony Dundon, Policy@Manchester, 25 June 2020

The downsides of homeworking
Lee Stringer, Stephen Mustchin and Tony Dundon, AMBS blog, 15 June 2020

Recognising the value and significance of cleaning work in a context of crisis
Miguel Martinez Lucio and Jo McBride, Policy@Manchester, 10 June 2020

Support schemes under microscope
Jill Rubery, AMBS, 14 May 2020

Transport and logistics during the COVID-19 pandemic
Sheena Johnson and Lynn Holdsworth, Policy@Manchester, 28 April 2020

What COVID-19 tells us about the value of human labour
Abbie Winton and Debra Howcroft, Policy@Manchester, 7 April 2020

Government measures for self-employed generous by international standards
Jill Rubery, AMBS, 31 March 2020

Why women's voices are missing from the future of work debate.
Abbie Winton and Debra Howcroft, The Conversation, 25 March 2020

Striving for gender balance in the IT industry
Debra Howcroft, Policy@Manchester, 30 January 2020

The gender pay gap in Greater Manchester: What it tells us and what it doesn’t tell us about gender equality
Jill Rubery, Policy@Manchester, 23 January 2020

Does fathers' involvement in childcare influence mothers' employment post-childbirth?
Helen Norman, Policy@Manchester, 12 November 2019

The darker politics of wellbeing: the managerial abuse of 'positive' interventions at work
Miguel Martinez Lucio, Policy@Manchester, 24 October 2019

Health and wellbeing of older professional drivers
Sheena Johnson, Centre for Ageing Better, 16 August 2019

On Gender
Policy@Manchester digital collection, Francesca Gains, Debra Howcroft, Ruth Lupton, Helen Norman, Debora Price, Jill Rubery, July 2019

Women’s football may be growing in popularity but the game is still fighting for survival
Aristea Koukiadaki and Geoff Pearson, The Conversation, 5 July 2019

Four ways your name can affect your job prospects
Ricardo Twumasi, The Conversation, 30 May 2019

Automation and the future of work
Tony Dundon, spoken evidence to the Business, Employment and Industrial Strategy Committee, 30 April 2019

Is the national living wage a solution to the UK's productivity puzzle?
Mat Johnson and Jill Rubery, Policy@Manchester, 9 April 2019

Ten rules of email that will reduce your stress levels
Ricardo Twumasi, Cary Cooper and Lina Siegl, The Conversation, 28 March 2019

Does Brexit threaten women's employment rights?
Jill Rubery. Financial Times, 19 March 2019

Can Greater Manchester blaze the trail with an inclusive local industrial strategy?
Ruth Lupton, Policy@Manchester, 4 March 2019

The return of industrial democracy: preparing the ground for dealing with wayward capitalism
Miguel Martinez Lucio, Policy@Manchester, 2 January 2019

Humanity in the spotlight: the investor's responsibility
Lara Bianchi, Policy@Manchester, 8 November 2018

Why talent management became a business obsession
Tony Dundon and Paul Ryan, Brainstorm, 4 October 2018

Between a person-focused rhetoric and the harsh realities of people management
Tony Dundon and Anthony Rafferty, LSE Business Review, 2 October 2018

New generation of working parents demand a better deal on shared parental leave 
Emma Banister, The Conversation, 12 September 2018

Wage Councils could address endemic pay inequality in the UK economy
Tony Dundon, The Conversation, 5 September 2018

Five stereotypes about older workers debunked
Sheena Johnson and Ricardo Twumasi, The Conversation, 24 July 2018

Automation has the potential to improve gender equality at work
Debra Howcroft and Jill Rubery, The Conversation, 11 June 2018

How shared parental leave gives adoptive parents real time to build a new family unit
Emma Banister and Ben Kerrane, The Conversation, 30 April 2018

New styles of strikes and protest are emerging in the UK
Tony Dundon, The Conversation, 9 April 2018

Exploring the causes and solutions to Scotland’s gender pay gap
Wendy Olsen, David Bayliss and Min Zhang, Close the Gap, 21 March 2018

Why part-time work is not good for women's pay
Jill Rubery, HR Magazine, 20 February 2018

Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya’s flower industry get a better deal
Lara Bianchi, The Conversation, 13 February 2018

Shared parental leave: Opportunities and barriers and the #sharethejoy campaign
Emma Banister, Policy@Manchester, 12 February 2018

Why closing the gender pay gap requires a new debate on fair pay
Jill Rubery, Policy@Manchester, 6 February 2018

Gender inequalities and sexual harassment in global value chains
Lara Bianchi, Policy@Manchester, 5 February 2018

Are some fathers being ignored in family friendly policy initiatives?
Emma Banister and Helen Norman, Policy@Manchester, 17 January 2018

Automation, robots and the ‘end of work’ myth
Debra Howcroft and Tony Dundon, The Conversation, 16 January 2018