Dr Elke Heins explains why strong trade unions often go hand-in-hand with strong social protections.
50th Anniversary Blog Series

No 33: Trade unions and social protection – why the strength of collective organisation matters for social security

by Elke Heins The recent strikes in defence of university staff pensions have surprised many with the powerful collective action displayed by members of the University and College Union (UCU). Just as much as the […]

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Nominations open: SPA Executive Committee; Journal of Social Policy and Social Policy & Society Editorial Boards

Nominations to the Social Policy Association Executive Committee, and Editorial Boards of the Journal of Social Policy and the Journal of Social Policy & Society are now open. There are: Six vacancies on the SPA […]

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How to Join the SPA

Why join the UK Social Policy Association? The SPA provides a forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas, research and perspectives about pressing national and global social challenges and issues. The SPA promotes research, […]