Connected Research

Union policy research in the 21st century

Connected Research: the mission

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This post is to introduce the blog for me, Calvin Allen. I’m a Researcher with Connect – the union for professionals in communications. Politically, I’m non-aligned but, with a lifelong involvement in working for trade union organisations, I’m interested in all issues affecting the labour movement. The blog is, however, written in a personal capacity.

Here, I’ll be blogging about what I’m up to and on the run of issues within the world of work that concern Connect members and representatives. I’ll be writing about, and linking to, the things I come across on the web in the course of my job and briefly commenting on what I think they mean in terms of public policy both in general and for the telecoms industry. You can expect to see stuff on pay and pensions, telecoms regulatory affairs, the economic situation, telecoms companies, the future of jobs in the industry and other exciting bits and pieces like that. So, there won’t be too much on the personal side – but then the intention is not to blog about me and my interests but about my professional life.

The blog is aimed largely at members and reps of Connect; it won’t repeat information provided directly by Connect in regular newsletters – although there may be some overlaps where there may be a wider level of interest in the issues raised. However, whether you’re in Connect or not, you’re welcome here.


Written by Calvin

13/05/2009 at 12:32 pm

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  1. Congratulations so live blogging the TUC next Eh?


    02/06/2009 at 7:58 pm

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