DO ARCHITECTS HAVE A FUTURE IN UNION?
Unionised architects? As you said (AJ 27.10.05), on the surface it seems a daft idea, especially with so many of us working in small practices. But maybe a few model contract terms - like who says I have to work evenings or weekends to order - might usefully be added to our contracts, such as they are.
A lot of small practice management is well-meaning - the 'we are one happy family' approach. But it needs to be more professional. Maybe some unionisation would give it a push.
Not such a daft idea after all?
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