TUC 150 - Retrospects and Prospects
Event details
Fri 1 Jun 2018 - 09:00 to 18:30
Mechanics Institute
103 Princess Street
M1 6DD Manchester
United Kingdom

As the trade union movement celebrates is 150th birthday in the UK, this conference takes the opportunity to look back and the role and influence of the TUC on significant industrial, political and legal developments over the years, and seeks to explore and define what the future role of the UK’s trades union centre will be.

Speakers are drawn from a range of backgrounds and will form 4 panels focusing on different aspects of trades unionism in the UK.

The conference has been organised by TUC North West in conjunction with the Manchester Industrial Relations Society, and is supported by Thompsons Solicitors and UCU – The University and College Union


9am – 10am Registration

10am Opening remarks

10.15am – 11.30am Panel Session 1 chaired by Lynne Morris, UNISON / TUC North West Chair

The role of the TUC in significant disputes

  • Professor Ralph Darlington Professor of Employment Relations, University of Salford, and secretary of Manchester Industrial Relations Society
  • Professor John Kelly, Professor of Industrial Relations, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Trade union speaker tbc

11.30am – 12.45pm Panel session 2 Chaired by Lynn Collins , TUC North West

TUC Relations with Labour in Government and opposition

  • Sarah Veale, former Head of Equality and Employment Rights, TUC
  • Keith Ewing - Professor of Public Law , King’s College London
  • John McDonnell MP

12.45pm – 1.45pm Lunch

1.45pm – 3.00pm Panel Session 3 chaired by Paula Wood, PCS / TUC North West

TUC Framing Laws and Changing Laws

  • John Hendy QC
  • Stephen Cavalier, Chief Executive, Thompsons solicitors
  • Hannah Reed , Senior Employment Rights Officer TUC

3.00pm – 4.15pm Panel session 4 chaired by Peter Middleman NEU/TUC North West

The Organising Academy and beyond

  • Melanie Simms, Professor of Work and Employment, University of Glasgow
  • Sally Hunt - TUC President and UCU General Secretary
  • Paul Nowak – TUC Deputy General Secretary

4.15pm – 6.30pm Closing Remarks followed by a Beer and sandwiches reception, hosted by Thompsons Solicitors

TUC 150 - Retrospects and Prospects
Mechanics Institute
103 Princess Street
M1 6DD Manchester
United Kingdom