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Trade Union and Employment Forum

Democracy at Work: 150 years of the TUC

6 October 2018 - 10:00 am - 17:00 pm

Lecture Room 3, Bush House (North East Wing), King's College London, 30 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BG

In 1868, while suffering under major legal restrictions, the British trade unions teamed up to found a central body to lobby for their wider social and industrial aims and rights. Today, when unions are again subject to severe legal disadvantage, it is timely to recall the first Trades Union Congress (TUC) and unions’ achievements, and to look forward on union prospects for the future.

A History & Policy Trade Union and Employment Forum conference, with speakers and chairs including:

  • Sarah Veale, former Head of Equality and Employment Rights at the TUC
  • Paul Nowak, TUC Deputy General Secretary
  • Nick Jones, journalist and broadcaser, and former BBC industrial and senior political correspondent
  • Lord John Monks, General Secretary of the TUC 1993-2003
  • Gail Cartmail, Assistant General Secretary, UNITE
  • Laura Cohen, CEO, British Ceramic Confederation
  • Mark Curthoys, research editor, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • John Edmonds, former General Council chair and GMB General Secretary
  • Dr James Moher, a former union official and historian of the Labour movement
  • Peter Ackers, Visiting Professor, Loughborough University

Places are free but limited so booking is essential. Please email historyandpolicy@kcl.ac.uk to advise of any disability or access requirements.


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Organiser:
History & Policy Trade Union and Employment Forum
Speakers:

Sarah Veale, former Head of Equality and Employment Rights at the TUC
Paul Nowak, TUC Deputy General Secretary
Nick Jones, journalist and broadcaser, and former BBC industrial and senior political correspondent
Lord John Monks, General Secretary of the TUC 1993-2003
Gail Cartmail, Assistant General Secretary, UNITE
Laura Cohen, CEO, British Ceramic Confederation
Mark Curthoys, research editor, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
John Edmonds, former General Council chair and GMB General Secretary
Dr James Moher, a former union official and historian of the Labour movement
Peter Ackers, Visiting Professor, Loughborough University

When:

10:00 am - 17:00 pm

Location:
Lecture Room 3, Bush House (North East Wing), King's College London, 30 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BG
Admission:
Booking:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/democracy-at-work-150-years-of-the-tuc-tickets-49649947329
Audience:
Open to all
Contact Email:
historyandpolicy@kcl.ac.uk
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