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Trade Union and Employment Forum

After P&O – Will Labour’s New Deal change things?

11 January 2023 - 18:00 pm - 19:30 pm

Online-via Zoom


History & Policy’s Trade Union and Employment Forum is delighted to invite you to an evening seminar exploring the Labour Party’s proposals for an employment rights New Deal in historical perspective.

Research by the Trades Union Congress has shown that 3.7 million workers in the UK – one in nine of the total workforce – are in insecure work. Zero hours contracts have proliferated across the last decade, while the recent P&O scandal has highlighted the importance of security at work. What would a Labour government do differently? The party has set out proposals for a New Deal for Working People. What impact would this New Deal have, and what does the experience of previous attempts by Labour to extend employment rights suggest for the prospects of change?


  • Justin Madders MP (Shadow Employment Rights Minister)
  • Professor Keith Ewing (King’s College London and President of the Institute of Employment Rights)
  • Verity Davidge (Director of Policy, Make UK)

ChairJames Parker (Department of History, University of York)

This is an online onlyAll welcome- but booking in advance is required.

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Trade Union & Employment Forum

Justin Madders MP (Shadow Employment Rights Minister), Keith Ewing (KCL & Institute of Employment Rights), Verity Davidge (Make UK) and James Parker (University of York)


18:00 pm - 19:30 pm

Online-via Zoom
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