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Unions21 Conference 2016

Date: 30th March 2016

This conference provides an essential opportunity to think about and discuss the implications for unions of the major challenges posed by the Trade Union Bill and the changing nature of work.

It will include major debates on:

  • The future of work: what will our workplaces look like in 2026?

  • Union responses to the Trade Union Bill

Speakers include Angela Eagle MP (Shadow Secretary for BIS), Paul Nowak (TUC Assistant General Secretary), John Hannett (USDAW), Raj Jethwa (BMA), Simon Weller (ASLEF), Sarah Welfare (Smith Institute), Mike Clancy (Prospect), Ged Nichols (Accord).

There will also be the launch of a major new report on ‘Building tomorrow’s unions’ with contributions and case studies from Tom Wilson, Christina McAnea and Clare Williams (UNISON), Tony Burke (Unite), Peter Cheese (CIPD), Simon Sapper (CWU), Jon Skewes (Royal College of Midwives), Brian Harris (SCP), Matt Ball (Community), Adam Rourke (Prospect), Professor Mark Stuart (University of Leeds) and others.


Results from a survey of union members by the Smith Institute of what productivity at work means to them.


And, last but by no means least, Becky Wright, new Unions 21 Director, will set out new priorities and opportunities for Unions 21 for the next three years.

 

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Unions21 at Labour: Putting the economic case for trade unions

Date: 27th September 2015

SUNDAY 27 SEPTEMBER, 6pm–7pm

With the Smith Institute: Bargaining for growth: Putting the economic case for trade unions

Sponsored by Pattinson & Brewer Solicitors

Hall 7, Dee Room, Hilton Metropole, Brighton

This event will see the launch of research commissioned by Unions21 and the New Economics Foundation on the contribution of trade unions to wage-led growth. Restoring union density to the levels seen in the early 1980s would add up to £27.2bn to current UK GDP. It is time for a new narrative on the contribution of unions to the economy and to remake the case for collective bargaining and employee voice.

SPEAKERS

Owen Smith MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions)

Professor Özlem Onaran, University of Greenwich

John Hannett, USDAW general secretary

Mike Clancy, Prospect general secretary

Roy Rickhuss, Community general secretary

Richard Murphy, Economic advisor to Jeremy Corbyn

Unions21 at TUC: How we create a fairer economy

Date: 15th September 2015

TUESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER, 12.30pm–1.45pm

The rebalancing act: How we create a fairer economy

Meeting Room 6, the Brighton Centre

Unions21 brings its influential publication, Rebalancing the Economy, to the TUC fringe with one core argument — that there is nothing inevitable about Britain’s regional divisions in growth, investment, housing and education. This meeting will focus on the divisions that beset Britain and the need for achievable approaches to address them.

Tea, coffee and refreshments — hot dogs or seasonal vegan soup and bread and brownies.

SPEAKERS 

Tim Page, TUC senior policy officer — manufacturing, industrial, transport and economic policy

Alison McGovern MP, shadow treasury minister

Christine Payne - General Secretary of Equity

Tosh McDonald - President of Aslef

Unions21 at TUC: Putting the economic case for trade unions

Date: 14th September 2015

BRIGHTON MONDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 12.30pm–13.45pm

Bargaining for growth: Putting the economic case for trade unions

Syndicate 4, the Brighton Centre

This event will see the launch of research commissioned by Unions21 and the New Economics Foundation on the contribution of trade unions to wage-led growth. It is time for a new narrative on the contribution of unions to the economy and to remake the case for collective bargaining and employee voice.

Tea, coffee and food will be available — hog roast bun or falafel with hummus and tahini, doughnuts.

SPEAKERS

Professor Özlem Onaran, University of Greenwich

John Hannett, USDAW general secretary

Mike Clancy, Prospect general secretary

Paul Moloney, Unions21 steering committee and industrial relations manager, Society of Radiographers

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