Evenbreak

Jane Hatton, tells the story of setting up Evenbreak – a UK job board connecting employers and disabled candidates. Finding discriminatory attitudes that affected disabled applicants getting jobs and becoming disabled herself, Jane was motivated to challenge employment practices. Evenbreak is a living wage employer and social business which has over 600 employers and 50,000 disabled candidates registered on the site.

Friends of the 65 Bus

Rosemary and Brian tell the story of a group campaigning to save the 65 Bus route in Monmouthshire. They lobbied councillors and MPs, started a petition and encouraged support by talking to the community about rural isolation and climate change. Today, the bus remains vital for those who are isolated or vulnerable, and is now popular with other residents and visitors.

Intergenerational legacy

Sonya Hundal tells the story of her parents who were members of the Indian Workers Association, known for its campaigns to protect the rights of early immigrant workers in the 1950s and 1960s. Sonya talks about how many migrants overcame tremendous hardships and how strong the trade union movement made them.

Onion Collective CIC

Jess Prendergrast, along with others in 2013, set up Onion Collective CIC. She tells the story of creating a Visitor Centre and Boat Museum and, in partnership with Biohm (a London firm), bringing a biomanufacturing project to a closed-down mill in order to create local jobs.

Structural economic injustice

Dr. Charlotte MacPherson explains the power of rhetoric that blames people for their own poverty and structural injustices. She focuses on the links between low wages, insecure work and food poverty experienced by young people. In our podcast series, she explores what an economically just society looks like.

Theatre, class and economic injustice

Luke Aaron tells his story, coming from a rural working class area in the Forest of Dean, experiencing a lack of access to jobs, housing support and opportunities. Now, as a drama student in London, Luke’s experiences inform his work – he uses theatre as a means to give voice to those facing economic injustice.

Working conditions during COVID-19

Lola McEvoy tells the story of contacting national press to expose the PPE crisis in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her action led to a government investigation in order to ensure adequate PPE and full sick pay for everyone working in NHS hospitals not paid directly by the NHS.