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A think tank for working people: Class North West Launch

On the day of the Spending Review and at a time when the Coalition Government’s aggressive cuts are having a disproportionate effect on the lives of working people, Class’s North West launch, forming part of the TUC’s Austerity Uncovered tour, will argue that it is now more important than ever to ensure working people across the UK have a political voice.

It is time that the political agenda was on the side of working people and that policy development branched outside of the Westminster bubble. That’s why Class, a new, high-profile think-tank co-founded by the GMB, Unite the Union and the Institute of Employment Rights, and backed by a growing number of trade unions, is holding a North West regional launch.

Class aims to promote policies to influence decision-makers on a wide-range of areas, such as inequality, welfare, housing, the NHS and employment, as well as pushing an economic agenda to counter the Coalition Government's programme of welfare cuts and its injustices.

Come along to our regional launch to find out more about what we do and join in the discussion.

Speakers include:

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

Billy Hayes - General Secretary of the CWU

Lynn Collins - North West Regional Secretary of the TUC

Dr David Whyte - Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool

Paul McCarthy - North West and Irish GMB Regional Secretary

Sheila Coleman - Unite the Union Community Branch

Peter Middleman - North West Regional Secretary of PCS