Independent Labour Publications invites you to:
Unbalanced Britain: Work, Wages and Labour
A one day seminar, Leeds, Saturday 14th March 2015
Since the crash of 2008 the dominance of corporate elites has remained largely unchanged and unchallenged. Instead we have seen ever-increasing pressure on wages and conditions of work, zero hours contracts and cuts to in-work benefits. Over 5 million workers in the UK are paid less than the living wage. Yet such attacks have been met with new forms of resistance, the campaigns for a living wage foremost among them.
This seminar will explore the on-going changes in the labour market and work conditions, their political and social consequences and what is being done in response, both by campaigning groups and by the Labour Party.
About the speakers
Jane Wills is Professor of Human Geography at Queen Mary University London specialising in the political economy of work, employment and labour and new forms of urban political alliances such as community organising. She is co-author of Global Cities at Work: New migrant divisions of labour (2010, Pluto Press).
Harry Barnes is former Labour MP for North-East Derbyshire and author of the blog threescoreyearsandten. His recent work has focused on scrutinising the emerging Labour policy platform.
The seminar takes place at the Rose Bowl, Leeds Beckett University, room 412. The Rose Bowl provides a modern venue with easy access for travel by train and car. Rose Bowl, Portland Crescent, Leeds, LS1 3HB http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/conferencing/the-rose-bowl.htm
The event is free but you do need to register in advance, deadline March 7th. Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org; 07799 502 937