Video From Connects Forum in June 2008

6 11 2008

Those of you who came to the Connect forum in Nottingham may remember being asked to immortalise on film what being a Connect member means to you. The film crew has collated a number of clips which have been called ‘People like you join’. These can be found on the Connect website on the ‘join online’ page.

This year the TUC featured a short film celebrating 10 years of the TUC Organising Academy starring none other than National Officer Steve Thomas and Senior Organiser Cait Hughes who explained how organising worked to gain recognition in Vodafone. This film can be viewed on the Stronger Unions page of YouTube.

Bloggers of the world, unite!

19 01 2008

The Columbia Journalism has an interesting article about unionizing blogger’s here the NUJ recently admitted it first fulltime blogger member though there of course have been union members working in new media for a long time some of the MICRONET and PRESTEL editors for example.

Though i do wish they drop the Guild name aspects that hark back old style craft unions which isn’t going to help get bloggers organised – the usual silly comments of course on slashdot but a few sensible comments.

Of course one could argue that for technical bloggers and new media workers Connect would be a better fit but maybe i’me biased 🙂

Want me to send you a membership form Robert 🙂