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Trade Union Forum: Trade Unions and the European Union


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Date: Tuesday 17th May

Location: River Room, Kings College London

Time: 09:30 – 14:30

Admission is free. Lunch & Refreshments included. Tickets can be booked here

History & Policy’s Trade Union Forum is pleased to announce a half-day conference Trade Unions and the European Union.

Ahead of the UK’s referendum on continued membership of the European Union, the Trade Union Forum will explore the roles that Trade Unions have had in shaping the public debate on EU policies, reflect upon the roles the Unions played in the 1975 referendum, and offer suggestions for TU engagement in the ongoing debate.

Speakers will include Dr Andrew Blick (Director, History & Policy), Lord Monks (former General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation), Dave Prentis (UNISON), Alex Gordon (former president of the RMT) and Jean Lambert MEP

Agenda

09:30 – Registration and Coffee

10:00 – Opening Statement: John Edmonds, History & Policy Trade Union Forum Convenor

Session 1

10:10 – 10: 20: Dr. Andrew Blick

10:20 – 10:45: Lord Monks

10:45 – 11:10: Q&A

11:10 – 11:20: Coffee break

Session 2

11:20 – 11:45: Jean Lambert MEP

11:45 – 12:05: Dave Prentis

12:05 – 12:30  Alex Gordon

12:30 – 12:40: Q&A

12:40 – 12:50: Coffee Break

Session 3

12:50 – 13:20: Concluding Panel: Upcoming EU referendum: “Leave” or “Remain”?

13:20 – 14:30: Lunch and Networking

Admission is free. Lunch & Refreshments included. Tickets can be booked here

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