Young Workers' Lab 🚀

The Young Workers' Lab is a new pop-up research center in the Future World of Work division of UNI Global Union.

Our aim is to test how digital technologies, data, and power can be shared to democratize access to the collective value of the digital age.

Our research engages with young workers, trade unions big and small, technologists, government, civil society, business, academics, and activists. Check out our articles below for news on what we've accomplished so far. The question that guides us is:

How can digital technologies be used by young workers and unions to improve young workers’ job quality and voice in the digital world of work? 

Podcast: Future of Work 🤖

Unions21 managed to find UNIs YWL team, Jonnie and Christina, in the same spot and sat down with us for a good chat about young workers, data, AI and the future of work. Make a cuppa & enjoy!

Meet the Lab's Union Advisors 💪

Andrew Pakes, Prospect Andrew is Director of Communications Research, a Deputy General Secretary role, at Prospect helping to lead the union’s policy, organising, legal services, communications and ou

Meet the Lab's Tech Advisors! 🎉

The collective is always stronger than the individual. Below, we share a few names of the wonderful people whose intellectual, technical, legal and ethical expertise support our experiments. This grou

Prospect: Why ignoring workers is a sure-fire way to create an AI divide

Read this powerful article by Young Workers Lab partner Andrew Pakes from Prospect arguing why ignoring workers is a sure-fire way to create an AI divide - not least with respect to young workers

5 Design Lessons from Young Workers Lab

We have learnt some valuable lessons during the design of our project and the first few months driving it. Read this blog for our top 5 (keywords: co-design, MLP, purpose, focus & intent!)

Announcing: Virtual Town Halls in 2019!

Union members are busy people. Juggling work, commuting time and family responsibilities. Many haven't been to a union meeting. Their voices are left unheard. Help is here! Try our virtual town hall!