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Employment Law after the election: what kind of laws do we want?

Class is supporting the Institute for Employment Rights (IER)’s upcoming one day conference Employment Law after the election: what kind of laws do we want? in London. The conference will be a key event in the run-up to the general election for trade unionists, academics, lawyers and anyone with an interest in workers’ rights and trade union freedoms.

As we rapidly approach the next general election, Britain’s working population and, in particular, its 6.5 million trade unionists need to know how their economic wellbeing is going to improve under a new government. Whether it’s the growth in zero hour contracts, the attacks on pension provision, the undermining of collective bargaining, the limitations on trade union action, the exploitation of agency workers, the restrictions on access to justice or the ease with which employers can impose mass redundancies – workers and their families can see the injustices in the system and want change.

Speakers include:

Christine Blower, NUT General Secretary

Billy Hayes, CWU General Secretary

John Hendy QC, IER Chair

Len McCluskey, Unite General Secretary

Frances O’Grady, TUC General Secretary

Mark Serwotka, PCS General Secretary

Natalie Bennett, Green Party

Keith Ewing, IER President

Matt Wrack, FBU General Secretary

Jon Cruddas MP, Chair, Labour Party’s National Policy Forum

Victoria Phillips, Thompsons Solicitors

For more information and to book tickets for the event, please visit the IER website:

At the conference, you will have an opportunity to put your questions and ideas to key influencers and decision makers in a ‘Question Time’ style session. To enable the speakers to prepare their responses, delegates are requested to email their questions in advance of the event to