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TUC Congress 2013: Reconstruction after the crisis: A Manifesto for Collective Bargaining

The regulation of working conditions and pay is a key lever of economic policy. High labour standards raise wages, increase demand, decrease unemployment and diminish inequality. The neo-liberal route of low labour standards and anti-union policies delivers the opposite. It’s time to change track.

This is why Class is holding a joint event with the Institute for Employment Rights and the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom to launch a manifesto putting collective bargaining at the heart of the UK’s economic reconstruction. 

Speakers include:-

Chair: Carolyn Jones - Director of the Institute of Employment Rights

Christine Blower - General Secretary of the NUT

Bob Crow - General Secretary of the RMT

Professor Keith Ewing - King's College London, President of the Institute of Employment Rights and Vice President of the International Centre for Trade Union Rights

John Hendy QC - Old Square Chambers, Chair of the Institute of Employment Rights, President of the International Centre for Trade Union Rights and a visiting professor at both University College London and King’s College London

Len McCluskey - General Secretary of Unite the Union

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