Aidan Harper


Aidan has worked on a number of projects within social policy, and the world of work. This includes an evaluation of the relationship between health inequalities and community control, exploring the idea of consumer debt write-off, wellbeing and the future of work, reducing the working week, and exploring new ideas for participatory democracy.

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Unions fight new forms of exploitation with new ways of organising

For the first time in UK history, a coalition of four unions have come together in a day of action against outsourcing

Achieving a shorter working week in the UK

The case for a shorter working week

Our fetishisation of overwork Is harming us and the economy

Aidan Harper writes for Huffington Post

Stalling productivity and high working hours shows the economy not working for many

New Economics Foundation react to today’s ONS stats

Five reasons why NEF supports the 4 Day Week Campaign

Reducing the hours we work can help future-proof the economy and the environment.

Get rich or die trying: the case for a new politics of time

Is free time a better measure of economic success than GDP?

Sustainable social care

What role for community business?

How to build a better social care system

The future of care looks bleak – but there are alternative models

Deliveroo workers fight for justice

Legal ruling will impact on employment rights throughout gig economy

Precarious labour strikes back

Uber drivers and college cleaners, cinema workers and McDonalds staff marched for better pay and basic rights.

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