After the EU vote: prospects for negotiations over pay and conditions
TUC-IDR joint seminar – After the EU referendum: what are the prospects for negotiations over pay and conditions?
1 February 2017, TUC, Congress House, Central London
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.
8.45 Registration and coffee/tea
9.15 Opening remarks from the Chair - Gail Cartmail, Acting General Secretary, Unite
9:30 Introductory address - Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary, TUC
9.45 Economic overview and outlook - Geoff Tily, Senior Economist, TUC
10.15 Keynote speaker on equalities and pay – Sarah Champion MP
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
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