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Annual Conference 2013 - Strong Unions, Turning the Tide

Date: 8th March 2013

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TUC Council Chamber, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London

This all-day event is the 20th Anniversary Conference of Unions21. The delegate fee is £50, which you can pay in advance via paypal, or we can invoice you, your union branch or union after the event. To register email dwhittle@atl.org.uk

0830 - 0900 Registration

0915 Sue Ferns, Chair of the Unions21 Steering Committee: Welcome

0920 Dan Whittle, Director of Unions21 -  The Unions21 Fair Work Commission

0925 Damian Lyons Lowe: Top three polling conclusions from the Fair Work Commission report.

0930 Jon Cruddas MP

0950 TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady

1040 How do we turn the tide on unfair work?
Lesley Mercer, TUC President
Carl Roper, TUC National Organiser
John Park, Head of Strategy and Communications at Community

1125 The future for union image
Dr Brian Walker, University of Huddersfield
Christine Payne, General Secretary of Equity

1150 Women in Unions: ‘Completing the revolution’
Scarlet Harris, TUC Women's Officer

1210 Lunch

1240 Making the point: How politics needs to change to give workplace concerns a higher priority

Chair: Jon Skewes (Vice-Chair of Unions21)
Keynote: Ian Lavery MP
Panel response: Manuel Cortes (GS TSSA), Owen Jones (Writer) and Mary Bousted (GS ATL)

1330 The CHANGE THE NATION SESSION

Sharpening the sword of justice - 10 ideas presented (90 seconds each) Which wider social concerns should unions make common cause with?

With John Slinger from Pragmatic Radicalism, Joanna Brown from the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and Paul Noon from TU Fund Managers.

1445 - Award presentation
For Best UnionHome writer 2013. Tim Lezard from Union-News to present.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNER OF THE ‘CHANGE THE NATION’ session

-CONFERENCE PLENARY END-

1510 Optional fringe session: ‘Polling Power’ Damian Lyons Lowe of Survation on how unions have used opinion polling to augment their campaigns.

 

 

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