Public Sector Trade Unions – Are these industrial era dinosaurs about to become extinct? – A critical evaluation by John Dew OBE
Dew Cadre continues to look at how the Public Sector can evolve and change and in this week’s thoughts John Dew, Managing Director of Dew Cadre Change Associates takes a critical look at the role of Trade Unions in the Digital Age evolution of the Public Sector. The challenges facing our Country are immense and the simple facts are that the solutions lie beyond both traditional 20th Century party politics and management versus union positioning.
“The World has in fact changed beyond all recognition in the last decade. We are entering a new era of human existence… we are facing Global Transformation by means of rapid emergent innovation: Sometimes instant, wide-ranging, and liberating; Sometimes destructive in nature, fast and impactful.
The Trade Union toolkit and management behaviours deployed in periods of recessionary pressure during the 1970 and 80s (such as Strike action) simply don’t apply any more. Things are now far more ‘connected’ and are moving far too quickly. Our Trade Unions urgently need to reconsider their position in this vastly different operating environment and find a new liberating and more positive ‘value proposition’ for the Digital Age.”
Read the full article by John Dew OBE on the need for Trade Unions to evolve in the Public Sector