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The union role in making Britain's creative industries successful and fair

Date: 22nd September 2014

MONDAY 12.30-14.00

Room: Coal Store conference room at the People's History Museum, Manchester (Unions21 events space)

Speakers: Helen Goodman MP, Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport; Gerry Morrissey - General secretary of BECTU, John Smith, General secretary of the Musicians' Union

REFRESHMENTS: Lunch provided - 3 sandwich options & 3 finger buffet options. Includes crisps, fresh fruit and soft drinks

Valuing Young Workers

Date: 22nd September 2014

MONDAY 15.00-16.30

The Coal Store Conference Room, People's History Museum, Manchester

This event will debate key issues for a new generation of workers, including skills, unpaid internships and low pay.

SPEAKERS include Stephanie Peacock, Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Halesowen & Rowley Regis, Toni Pearce, NUS president, Chris Hares, Campaigns Manager for Intern Aware, Wes Streeting Labour Party's Parliamentary Candidate for Ilford North for the 2015 General Election and Croydon Councillor Emily Benn

REFRESHMENTS Tea, coffee and biscuits

Unions21 Reception at Labour Party Conference: Creating the Good Work Economy

Date: 22nd September 2014

MONDAY 18.00-20.00

Launch of the new Unions21 publication: Creating the Good Work Economy

SPEAKERS:Ian Murray MP, shadow business minister for trade and investment; Mary Bousted, ATL general secretary; Mick Whelan, ASLEF general secretary; John Hannett, Usdaw general secretary; Mike Clancy, Prospect general secretary; John Smith, Musicians Union general secretary; Roy Rickhuss, Community the Union general secretary and others TBC

REFRESHMENTS: Beer, wine, soft drinks, nibbles.

Location: People's History Museum, Manchester

RSVP to dwhittle@atl.org.uk

Unions under a Labour Government - What will be different?

Date: 22nd September 2014

MONDAY 10.00am-11.30am

A frank and realistic roundtable discussion on the Labour vision for trade unions post May-2015.

Invitation only, for an invitation and further information please contact dwhittle@atl.org.uk

Discussion leaders: Lord John Monks, Tony Lloyd PCC for Greater Manchester, Dave Penman FDA union. Chaired by Sue Ferns.

Location: Coal Store conference room, People's History Museum, Manchester

REFRESHMENTS Tea, coffee and biscuits

Unions21 events at TUC Congress 2014: Tuesday

Date: 9th September 2014

A New Deal for Work: Young Workers

Hall 14, BT Convention Centre, Liverpool. 12.45-14.00

How can unions give hope to the next generation of workers?

The labour market is changing, placing unique pressures on students and young people. Many young workers struggle to find high quality employment and often lack good careers advice and support. These themes have been explored by Unions21 Fair Work Commission and in a new NUS report on The Future of Work. This fringe meeting will discuss these challenges and the union role in finding solutions.

SPEAKERS: Paul Nowak, TUC assistant general secretary; Toni Pearce, NUS president; Fabrice Muamba, Professional Footballers’ Association; Nick Cusack, Professional Footballers’ Association

REFRESHMENTS: REFRESHMENTS: A hot lunch of traditional Scouse (stew) with the option of vegetarian Scouse. Tea, coffee and biscuits