Notwithstanding a truce duringÂ the EU Referendum campaign, the Governmentâ€™s relationship with trade unions has reached rock bottom with more restrictions aimed against them through the newÂ Trade Union Bill 2016. Â Trade union membership has remained fairly static over recent years and the changing face of work presents new challenges.
With this in mind, History & Policyâ€™s Trade Union Forum will be hosting a half-day conferenceÂ The Future of Trade Unions, where eminent speakers from both academia and trade unions will take stock of how trade unionsâ€™ relationship with government has evolved over time, and hypothesise as to where unions should go from here.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Dave Ward, General Secretary of the Communication Workerâ€™s UnionÂ â€“ on the his unionâ€™s future in the now-privatised sector.
- Dr. Alastair Reid, Life Fellow, Girton College, Cambridge & author of United We Stand:Â A History of Britainâ€™sÂ Trade UnionsÂ â€“ on how out of favour traditional union policies might fare in future union thinking
- Siobhan Endean, National Officer for Equalities at Unite the UnionÂ â€“ on what effect mergers and the role of â€śmega unionsâ€ťÂ can have inÂ best promotingÂ equalitiesÂ in the entire trade union movement
- Unite The Union â€“ 128 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8TN â€“ View Map