Members may be interested in this event (our branch is an affiliate of Leeds Trades Union Council, which is co-sponsoring the event with the Leeds Social Sciences Institute).
Public meeting: Thursday 6th December, 6.30 – 8.00 pm, East Room, Leeds Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 1UR
Liam Kennedy (Centre for Labour and Social Studies)
Professor Richard Wilkinson (co-author, The Spirit Level and The Inner Level)
Jane Aitchison (President, Leeds Trade Union Council)
Alex Watson (Head of Human Resources, Leeds City Council)
Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) is a leading left think-tank working to ensure policy is on the side of everyday people. Originating in the trade union movement, CLASS has an authentic connection to working people and a unique insight into the challenges society faces. This meeting will discuss their recent report on Tackling Inequality: The Role of Trade Unions.
The report reviews the evidence on the recent increase in inequality in the UK; examines its causes, including the decline in trade union membership and power, and its consequences for economic growth, social justice and political power; and suggests what unions can do to combat inequality.
After the presentation of the report by its author, Liam Kennedy, there will be comments from the three panellists, followed by general discussion.
LSSI brings together social scientists from across the University of Leeds. It fosters interdisciplinary and international research collaborations, promotes relations with external partners in the public, private and third sectors and builds capacity through the provision of training and skills development for the next generation of research leaders.
Leeds Trade Union Council brings together local affiliate trade union branches to campaign around issues affecting working people in their workplaces and local communities. It aims to raise public awareness of rights at work and the union role in enforcing those rights; promote organising and recruitment drives to build union membership; and support union and community campaigns for dignity and respect in the workplace and beyond.
Enquiries to: Hannah Crow, LSSI Coordinator, University of Leeds
0113-343-8468 or firstname.lastname@example.org