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Please note that registration for this event will close on Monday 12 September 2022.

History & Policy’s Trade Union and Employment Forum is delighted to invite you to an evening seminar exploring the Labour Party’s proposals for an employment rights New Deal in historical perspective.

Research by the Trades Union Congress has shown that 3.7 million workers in the UK – one in nine of the total workforce – are in insecure work. Zero hours contracts have proliferated across the last decade, while the recent P&O scandal has highlighted the importance of security at work. What would a Labour government do differently? The party has set out proposals for a New Deal for Working People. What impact would this New Deal have, and what does the experience of previous attempts by Labour to extend employment rights suggest for the prospects of change?


  • Justin Madders MP (Shadow Employment Rights Minister)
  • Professor Keith Ewing (King’s College London and President of the Institute of Employment Rights)
  • Verity Davidge (Director of Policy, Make UK)

Chair: James Parker (Department of History, University of York)

This is an in-person session only.

Ticket cost: £5

Light refreshments will be provided.

All welcome- but booking in advance is required.