What Next for Workers?
Workers are in crisis. Experts predict six million will be out of work due to the economic fallout; two million are already out of work as a result of the Covid-19 crisis; and one million young people are expected to be out of work. So what next for workers?
CLASS (Centre for Labour and Social Studies) have organised this special free online event to discuss what is happening in the labour market, who is being most affected, and what this means for working life and inequality going forward?
We are delighted to be joined by Anneliese Dodds MP (Labour Shadow Chancellor), Roger McKenzie (Assistant General Secretary, UNISON), James Meadway (Economist), Prof Susan Himmelweit (Economist, Women's Budget Group), Mika Minio-Paluello (Energy Economist), and Geoff Tily (Senior Economist, Trades Union Congress). The event will be chaired by CLASS director Dr Faiza Shaheen.
There will be a Q&A, so please send us your questions or post them in the chat or on Facebook Live on the day.
The event is taking place on the day that the Office for National Statistics release their monthly labour market figures, so this is also an opportunity to reflect on what is happening in the labour market, who is being most affected and what this means for working life and inequality going forward.
Please see the recent CLASS report and workers' survey into the state of the labour market here.