Past events and recordings
Workers and Technology: Carolyn FairBairn and Frances O’Grady in conversation
17 July 2019. Carolyn Fairbairn (CBI) and Frances O’Grady (TUC) set out their thoughts on technology change and the future of work, in conversation with Yvette Cooper MP. Watch our footage of the event here.
People Powered: Putting workers at the heart of an industrial strategy
29 June 2019. Changing Work Centre panel at FEPS-Fabian Summer Conference. Tom Blenkinsop (Community), Sanjeev Kumar (Change Partnership), Shreya Nanda (IPPR) and chair Justin Nogarede (FEPS) discuss what’s required of a 21st century industrial strategy.
Minds at work: mental health in the workplace
19 January 2019. Changing Work Centre panel at FEPS-Fabian New Year Conference. Barbara Keeley MP, Gillian Connor (Rethink), Kate Dearden (Community) and chair Josh Abey (Fabian Society) discuss how to confront the challenges faced by workers with mental ill-health. You can listen to the audio of the event here.
Should we fear machines? The opportunities and challenges of technological change for workers
25 September 2018. Merseyside Maritime Museum Lecture Theatre, Liverpool. In connection with the Commission on Workers and Technology, Yvette Cooper MP, Liam Byrne MP (shadow digital minister), Alina Dimofte (Google), Paul Nowak (TUC) and Kate Dearden (Community) discussed the challenges and opportunities posed by new technologies for workers. Listen to the audio here.
Women at work: gendered experience and the changing world of work
18 July 2018. Committee Room 21, Houses of Parliament, London. Stella Creasy MP, Kate Green MP, Baroness Prosser and Kate Dearden (Community) discuss the challenges that face women in the world of work and what policies are required to address these and ensure greater gender equality in the workplace. Listen to the recording here.
A new collectivism: the future of trade unions
4 July 2018. Committee Room 18, Houses of Parliament, London. Caroline Flint MP, Anna Turley MP, Sue Ferns (Prospect) and Antonia Bance (TUC) discuss the challenges facing trade unions and the innovations they need to thrive. Listen to the recording here.
Britain’s got talent: a skills policy to boost growth and productivity
19 May 2018. TUC Congress House, London. Stella Creasy MP, Michael Weatherburn (Imperial College London), Ursula Huws (University of Hertfordshire) and Joe Dromey (IPPR) discuss the skills policies that are needed to improve productivity.
Future unions: collectivism and the changing world of work
13 January 2018. Friends House, London. Jack Dromey MP, Kate Bell (TUC), Kate Dearden (Community) and David Arnold (UNISON) discuss the changing world of work and its impact upon the trade union movement. Listen to the recording here.
Innovate or die: the future of private sector trade unions
24 September 2017. Holiday Inn Seafront, Brighton. Stella Creasy MP, Chuka Umunna MP, Matthew Ball (Community) and Kay Carberry discuss the future of trade unions in the private sector. Listen to the recording here.
An inclusive future
27 September 2016. Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool. A panel discussion with Debbie Abrahams MP, Neil Coyle MP, Anna Bird (head of policy, research and public affairs, Scope), Lauren Pitt (storyteller, Scope). Chaired by Andrew Harrop (general secretary, Fabian Society). Listen to the recording here.
A second machine age or business as usual
26 September 2016. Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool. Yvette Cooper MP and Frances O’Grady (general secretary, TUC) in conversation with Jim Waterson (politics editor, BuzzFeed). Listen to the recording here.
25 September 2016. Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool. A panel discussion with Yvette Cooper MP, John Park (assistant general secretary, Community Union), Norman Pickavance (leader: brand, culture and innovation, Grant Thornton), Nita Clarke (director, IPA). Chaired by Cameron Tait (head of the Changing Work Centre). Listen to the recording here.
The party of labour
21 May 2016. TUC Congress Centre, London. A panel discussion with Yvette Cooper MP, John Park (assistant general secretary, Community), David Coats (founder, Work Matters), Christine Armstrong (co-founder, Jericho Chambers). Chaired by Cameron Tait (head of the Changing Work Centre). Listen to the recording here.
The launch of the changing work centre
26 February 2016. Metal Box Factory, London. Reception with speeches from Yvette Cooper MP, Andrew Harrop (general secretary, Fabian Society) and Roy Rickhuss (general secretary, Community). Listen to the recording here.