TUC-IDR joint seminar - After the EU vote: prospects for negotiations over pay and conditions

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Date and time of event: 
Wed 1 Feb 2017 - 09:00 to 16:30
Venue and town/city: 
Congress House, London
About this event: 

The outlook for the UK economy has altered in the wake of the vote to leave the EU. What does this mean for trade union negotiators? Come and take part in a one-day seminar  with expert speakers on a range of key topics, drawn from across the trade union movement and beyond.


08.45 Registration and coffee/tea

09.15 Opening remarks from the Chair - Gail Cartmail, Assistant General Secretary, Unite

09:30 Introductory address - Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary, TUC

09.45 Economic overview and outlook - Geoff Tily, Senior Economist, TUC

10.15 Keynote speaker on equalities and pay – Sarah Champion MP

10.45 Break

11.00 Key trends and issues in pay and conditions - Ken Mulkearn, IDR

12.00 How are organisations implementing the 'National Living Wage'? - panel including Joanne Cairns, Senior Researcher, USDAW

12.45 Lunch

13.30 The labour market and skills needs after the EU referendum - panel including Tony Burke, Assistant General Secretary, Unite and Sue Ferns, Deputy General Secretary, Prospect

14.20 The state of collective bargaining - John Hendy, QC, Old Square Chambers

14.50 Public sector pay policy and outcomes - panel including Sara Gorton, Deputy Head of Health, Unison and Paul O'Connor, Head of Bargaining, PCS

15.35 How should we measure inflation? - Jonathan Athow, Director General for Economic Statistics, Office for National Statistics and Jill Leyland, Royal Statistical Society

16.15 Chair's closing remarks

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