San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK), the only UK charity that connects, informs and supports campaigners, invites you to an inspirational talk by Nicola Smith, Head of Economic and Social Affairs at the Trade Union Congress (TUC), about their recent research into austerity messaging.
Be inspired by Nicola's talk and stay on to meet and network with other campaigners.
Austerity messaging: making the case for a fair recovery
Head of Economic and Social Affairs, TUC
What is actually happening to the economy? If growth is so strong why are so many arguing that the gains are not being fairly shared? What do those who want to argue against permanent austerity and further welfare cuts need to know? This session will provide detail on how the recovery is progressing, consider the economic challenges we still face and set out what the public think about the state of our economy and our welfare state.
Nicola Smith was appointed Head of the Economic and Social Affairs Department in March 2011.
The Department leads the TUC's work in many key areas of economic and social policy, seeking to influence public and political debate through a comprehensive programme of research, analysis and events.
Before joining the TUC, Nicola held Senior Policy Officer roles coordinating the work of the Commission on Vulnerable Employment and then specialising in labour market and social welfare policy. Prior to that she worked as a principal researcher at the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion and in policy and research roles for Barnardo's and the Children and Young People's Unit at the then Department for Education and Skills. Nicola is also a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee.
Nicola has written widely and contributed to radio and television broadcasts covering many areas of economic and social policy debate.
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Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK)
The Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) is a unique charity that supports individuals, groups and communities to have the skills and confidence to speak up and take effective action on issues that matter to them.Our work includes;
- Providing training, coaching and consultancy to help people and organisations develop the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to campaign effectively.
- Being a voice for campaigners by advocating for the needs and benefits of campaigning, and protecting the space to campaign.
- Bringing campaigners together and celebrating success through our networks, events and annual SMK Campaigner Awards.
For more information please visit on website www.smk.org.uk.