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Class conference 2013: Leading the debate

Class conference 2013: Leading the debate

Saturday 02 November 2013 at 10:00-17:00

TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS


Class, the Centre for LaboClass logour and Social Studies think tank, is holding its first major conference featuring a range of world class speakers for delegates from across the labour movement. This large-scale conference aims to provide a unique opportunity to debate the policies to be implemented in 2015.

The day will consist of two main sessions with a selection of plenaries in the morning and afternoon. The sessions will address the most important concerns of the day including economic alternatives, the welfare state, work and pay, the role of trade unions in society, young people, housing, equality, inequality, public services, the NHS and more.

Speakers include Professor Allyson Pollock, Ann Pettifor, Angela Eagle MP, Billy Hayes, Christine Blower, Claude Moraes MEP, Professor Costas Lapavitsas, David Stuckler, Diane Abbott MP, Professor Doreen Massey, Duncan Weldon, Ellie Mae O'Hagan, Emily Thornberry MP, Faiza Shaheen, Fiona Millar, Frances O'Grady, Hilary Wainwright, Ian Lavery MP, Jack Dromey MP, Cllr James Murray, John Hendy QC, Jon Trickett MP, Joy Johnson, Professor Keith Ewing, Ken Livingstone, Kevin Maguire, Cllr Laura Pidcock, Len McCluskey, Lisa Nandy MP, Manuel Cortes, Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Professor Marjorie Mayo, Mark Serwotka, Mehdi Hasan, Melissa Benn, Mick Whelan, Natalie Bennett, Owen Jones, Polly Toynbee, Professor Prem Sikka, Salma Yaqoob, Shelly Asquith, Stefan Stern, Stewart Lansley, Lord Stewart Wood, Tom Copley AM, Wilf Sullivan, Zoe Williams and many more still to be announced.