Strong Unions, Turning the Tide - Unions21 Annual Conference
Friday, March 8, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
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 email@example.com
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
1240 Making the point: How politics needs to change to give workplace concerns a higher priority
Keynote: Ian Lavery MP
Panel response: Manuel Cortes, Owen Jones and Mary Bousted
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?
For Best UnionHome writer 2013. Pete Murray 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.
When & Where
Creating a space for discussion about the future of unions.