Will AI free us from drudgery – or reduce us to robots?
Artificial intelligence already helps employers treat workers like robots – and the fear is that it could also take their jobs. Its huge potential benefits will only be shared if unions get to have their say.
Why we need industrial correspondents
Strikes are back, but the industrial reporters have pretty much vanished. I sit down with industrial correspondents, past and present, to find out about life on the beat, and why reviving this coverage matters.
Avon Street Gasworks: shedding a light on Bristol’s industrial and social history
The Bristol Digital Futures Institute has published new research into Bristol Gas Company, which has had a hand in the city’s major industries, from aeroplanes to tobacco.
Bristol Uni staff strike again to protect their pensions, pay and conditions
Despite the disruption to their degrees over the last 18 months, some students are backing their lecturers’ action even if it means more missed learning.
A space for people to come together and know their rights: the Bristol Unemployed Workers’ Centre
Unemployment has soared during the pandemic, and things are probably going to get worse. The organisers of a new project for people who have lost their jobs say they’ll offer practical support – and solidarity at a time when many are feeling ‘atomised’.
These workers on strike at British Gas are facing ‘fire and rehire’. Is this a sign of things to come?
As we speak to Bristol’s British Gas workers striking against ‘fire and rehire’ tactics, similar disputes rage across the country - is this a sign of the times?
Amazon agency warehouse workers allege being underpaid and shifts cancelled last minute
Two major employment agencies contracted by Amazon for warehouse work accused of underpayments and zero hour contracts, breaching Amazon's own company policies.
Big ideas of what a good ‘new normal’ could look like after coronavirus
As part of the Cable’s solutions series, we look at some problems facing the city, and ambitious but achievable ways to address them.