The Working from Home Survey

The Working from Home Survey

Millions of us have been working from home for several months and now face the prospect of doing so for several months more at least. Working from Home is very much uncharted territory for trade unions and members. Issues have already been flagged up – isolation, missing social contact with colleagues and friends, lack of space and a proper work stations at home, work spillover into home life, mental health concerns, ergonomics and the costs of electricity, phone and broadband costs. Workers are also fearful about having to go back to work when their workplaces and transport may be hazardous.

To protect members, defend their interests and improve their working conditions unions will need robust evidence that documents workers’ experiences and concerns. That is what this survey aims to do – help unions be effective in their negotiations with the employers.

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Image: @standsome

Millions of us have been working from home for several months and now face the prospect of doing so for several months more at least. Working from Home is very much uncharted territory for trade unions and members. Issues have already been flagged up – isolation, missing social contact with colleagues and friends, lack of space and a proper work stations at home, work spillover into home life, mental health concerns, ergonomics and the costs of electricity, phone and broadband costs. Workers are also fearful about having to go back to work when their workplaces and transport may be hazardous.

To protect members, defend their interests and improve their working conditions unions will need robust evidence that documents workers’ experiences and concerns. That is what this survey aims to do – help unions be effective in their negotiations with the employers.

The survey is quite long (71 questions) but all the questions address important issues. Your voice is vital.

The survey is quite long (71 questions) but all the questions address important issues. Your voice is vital.

I am Phil Taylor, Professor of Work and Employment Studies at the University of Strathclyde. In research over 25 years on call centres, performance management, Lean working, offshoring and health and safety.

I have always striven to help unions and improve working conditions.

Earlier this years I completed a number of reports on Covid-19 and call centre workers which you can read here and here.
I am Phil Taylor, Professor of Work and Employment Studies at the University of Strathclyde. In research over 25 years on call centres, performance management, Lean working, offshoring and health and safety.

I have always striven to help unions and improve working conditions.

Earlier this years I completed a number of reports on Covid-19 and call centre workers which you can read here and here.