With the Coalition Government and their programme of austerity and tax cuts for millionaires, it is time that someone ensured that the political agenda was on the side of working people and that policy development branched outside of the Westminster bubble.
That’s why Class, the new, high-profile think-tank co-founded by the GMB, Unite the Union and the Institute of Employment Rights, and backed by a growing number of trade unions, is holding two meeting in the North of England in June.
The regional launch will take place in Leeds on June 13th at 6.30 at Unite offices, 55 Call Lane, Leeds LS1 7BW
Speakers include: Colin Burgon – former Labour MP for Elmet; Professor Danny Dorling – University of Sheffield; Veronica King – Class and Unite activist; Karen Reay – North East and Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Secretary of Unite the Union; Tim Roache – Yorkshire and North Derbyshire Regional Secretary of the GMB, elected Chair of Yorkshire and the Humber Regional TUC and elected President of Class
The North West regional event will take place in Liverpool in collaboration with the North West TUC and will be part of their Austerity Uncovered tour.
The event will takje place on June 26th at 6.30pm at Hearnshaw Lecture Theatre, Eleanor Rathbone Building, University of Liverpool, Bedford Street South, Liverpool L69 7ZA
Speakers include: Chair: Carolyn Jones – Director of the Institute of Employment Rights; Lynn Collins – North West Regional Secretary of the TUC; Billy Hayes – General Secretary of the CWU; Paul McCarthy – North West and Irish GMB Regional Secretary; Peter Middleman – North West Regional Secretary of PCS
Class aims to promote policies to influence decision-makers on a wide-range of areas, such as inequality, welfare, housing, the NHS and employment, as well as pushing an economic agenda to counter the Coalition Government’s programme of welfare cuts and its injustices. Come along to our regional launch to find out more about what we do and join in the discussion.