This event is part of the Fabian fringe at Labour party conference 2016, and is being held in partnership with Community Union.
Since the turn of the millennium there have been several shifts in the world of work which have reshaped the challenges faced by the labour movement. This has happened not only in the type of jobs people are doing, such as the rise of self-employment, but also their purpose, as manufacturing jobs continue to be replaced by service jobs, and a more recent move from public to private sector employment. Most fundamentally of all, the increasing availability and affordability of technology means the ways in which most of us do our jobs have changed considerably.
The Fabian Society and Community are launching new research into how the world of work has changed since the turn of the millennium and what workers feel about it. Speakers will ask what these changes mean for government, politics and the labour movement, and what the left needs to do about it.
Speakers include: Yvette Cooper MP (Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford), John Park (assistant general secretary, Community Union), Norman Pickavance (leader: brand, culture and innovation, Grant Thornton and chair, Fabian Society Retail Industry Taskforce), Nita Clarke (director, Involvement and Participation Association). Chaired by Cameron Tait (head of the Changing Work Centre and senior research fellow).