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Unions 21 Annual Conference - The Future of Collective Voice

Unions 21 Annual Conference - The Future of Collective Voice

This year Unions 21 wants to address how unions can be reinvigorated, how collective voice can solve current problems workers face now and in the future economy. Bringing together trade unions, academia and partner organisations on the future of work, we will be looking at not only the union response but what is needed to extend voice at work.

This year's conference is the launch of our new publication on the future of collective voice.

Working Programme

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Future of Collective Voice

  • Baroness Margaret Prosser OBE (Commission chair)
  • Professor Melanie Simms (Commissioner & University of Glasgow)
  • Danny Mortimer (Commissioner, Chief Executive of NHS Employers)
  • Mike Clancy (Commission chair, General Secretary, Prospect)
  • Andrea Garnero (OECD)

11:15 AM -12:30 PM

Future of Digital in Trade Unions

  • Natasha Kizzie (Industry Manager, Google UK)
  • Christina Colclough (Directer, Uni Global Union)
  • Anthony Hayes (Megaphone project, TUC)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Innovation in Unions. Sessions in:

  • Denise Linay (Head of Organinsing & Engagement, Royal College of Midwives)
  • Tara O'Dowd (Organising, Dutch Federation of Trade Unions FNV)
  • Paul Day (National Officer, PDAU)
  • Phillipa Childs (Head, BECTU)
  • Dr. Torsten Geelan (Assistant Professor Work & Employment, University of Leicester)
  • Dean Rogers (Assistant General Secretary, NAPO)
  • Betsy Dilner (Principal Director, Social Change Agency)
  • Sarah O'Connell (Operational Change Manager, TSSA)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Future of Work: How do unions and policymakers respond?

  • Neil Gray MP (Commisioner, SNP)
  • Anthony Painter (Director of the Action & Research Centre, RSA)
  • Gill Dix (Head of Strategy, ACAS)
  • Ivana Bertoletti (Co-Founder Women leading in AI Network/Chair of Fabian's Womens Network)

Event details:

ITF House, 49-60 Borough Road, London SE1 1DR

Tue 21 May 2019 09:00

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