WORK, POLITICS AND AUSTERITY - A one-day special event organised by Critical Labour Studies
DATE: 14 November 2015 11-5pm.
VENUE: GMB Euston Office. 22 Stephenson Way Euston London NW1
REGISTRATION: Please register by emailing critical_labour_studies @yahoo.com. Spaces are limited.
COST: £20 waged and £10 unwaged.
Radical left politics The continuing intensification of neoliberal policies across Europe and beyond will bring major challenges to the workers and popular classes, at home and abroad.
The re-composition of radical left politics in the UK and internationally presents both a challenge and an opportunity for activities and academics. In this context, Critical Labour Studies (CLS) in partnership with the Conference of Socialist Economics (CSE) has organised a one-day event with the intention of encouraging discussion and reflection after the political changes of the current year.
The CLS tradition is one of open debate and discussion. The day will be organised around four themed session, with maximum time for discussion from participants:
- Crisis and austerity: trade union responses
- Left poiltics and the labour movement
- Alternatives to austerity in Europe
- New worlds of work
Speakers will include activists/academics from a number of backgrounds including, Martin Smith, GMB Maurizio Atzeni, Jenny Chan, Rachel Cohen, John Kelly, Phoebe Moore, Paul Stewart, Martin Upchurch, Bob Jeffery.
Also for your diary: the annual two-day CLS Symposium and workshop will be held in Durham in November 2016.