Commentary, blogs and other activity

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

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

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

Fixing the HGV driver shortage
Sheena Johnson and Lynn Holdsworth, Original Thinkers blog, 11 October 2021

Will pay transparency close the gender pay gap? The EU thinks so
Mark Smith, Annick Masselot, Jill Rubery, Petra Foubert, The Conversation, 05 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

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

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

Gender pay gap still exists and needs work, claims research group
Jill Rubery, Mancunion Matters, 09 February 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

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

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