Employment Law after the election: what kind of laws do we want? LONDON

Wednesday 11 February 2015 A one-day conference UNISON Center, LONDON As we rapidly approach the next general election, Britain’s working population and, in particular, its 6.5 million trade unionists need to know how their economic wellbeing is going to improve under a new government. It has been said that the next general election will be won or lost on the issue of employment rights. The conference will be a key event in the run-up to the general election for trade unionists, academics, lawyers and anyone with an interest in workers’ rights and trade union freedoms. This is an opportunity to set out what we expect from an incoming government.

11th August 2022 – 12:21 pm

Wednesday 11 February 2015

A one-day conference

UNISON Center, LONDON

As we rapidly approach the next general election, Britain’s working population and, in particular, its 6.5 million trade unionists need to know how their economic wellbeing is going to improve under a new government. It has been said that the next general election will be won or lost on the issue of employment rights. The conference will be a key event in the run-up to the general election for trade unionists, academics, lawyers and anyone with an interest in workers’ rights and trade union freedoms. This is an opportunity to set out what we expect from an incoming government.

Wednesday 11 February 2015

A one-day conference

UNISON Center, LONDON

9.30am – 3pm

Organised in association with the Center for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) and supported by Thompsons Solicitors

About the Conference

As we rapidly approach the next general election, Britain’s working population and, in particular, its 61⁄2 million trade unionists need to know how their economic wellbeing is going to improve under a new government. It has been said that the next general election will be won or lost on the issue of employment rights. Whether it’s the growth in zero hour contracts, the attacks on pension provision, the undermining of collective bargaining, the limitations on trade union action, the exploitation of agency workers, the restrictions on access to justice or the ease with which employers can impose mass redundancies – workers and their families can see the injustices in the system and want change.

The IER is at the forefront of highlighting the devastating impact of the current Government’s labour law policies. Our publications have covered issues ranging from the undermining of TUPE protections, attacks on facility time for trade union representatives and the weakening of health and safety protections for all workers. But as well as highlighting the damaging policy decisions of the Government, we also need to offer policy proposals – and this conference aims to do just that.

In 2014 IER celebrated its 25th anniversary and the theme of our anniversary year was “What kind of laws should trade unions demand from a Labour Government.” That theme ran consistently throughout IER’s 2014 events, during which we fine-tuned our policy proposals. This one day conference will conclude that process, bringing together a platform of labour leaders, policy makers and legal experts to discuss the way forward for the labour movement.

At the conference, you will have an opportunity to put your questions and ideas to key influencers and decision makers in our ‘Question Time’ style session in the morning. In the afternoon, you can hear trade union general secretaries give their views on the kind of laws trade unions want to see under the next government.
The conference will be a key event in the run-up to the general election for trade unionists, academics, lawyers and anyone with an interest in workers’ rights and trade union freedoms. This is an opportunity to set out what we expect from an incoming government.

To enable the speakers to prepare their responses, delegates are requested to email their questions in advance of the event to cad@ier.org.uk

Cost

A discount is available to those who pay upfront (before the date of the conference) either online or by cheque. Those who pay by invoice will pay full price.

Payment up front

£25 Subscribers and members

£50 Trade Unions

£100 Lawyers

Payment by invoice

£40 Subscribers and members

£75 Trade Unions

£150 Lawyers

Location

UNISON center, Council Chamber

130 Euston Road

London

NW1 2AY

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Speakers

Chaired by Professor Keith Ewing, President, IER

Natalie Bennett, Green Party

Jon Cruddas MP, Chair, Labour Party’s National Policy Forum

Len McCluskey, Unite General Secretary

Frances O’Grady, TUC General Secretary

Mark Serwotka, PCS General Secretary