WHEN: Thursday 19 November 2015 from 18.30 to 20.00
WHERE: LMB/002 Lecture Theatre - Law and Management Building, Freboys Lane, Heslington East, York, YO10 5GD
The leader of Unite, the country’s largest union, Len McCluskey will address students at York University on the positive economic policies needed to kick-start British industry and create thousands of jobs on Thursday (19 November).
In a wide-ranging speech on the state of Britain in 2015, Len McCluskey will spell out an alternative economic, political and social vision to that being peddled by the austerity agenda of chancellor George Osborne.
He will call for government intervention and substantial investment in industry to create thousands of skilled jobs, as well as a coherent manufacturing strategy in light of the growing crisis in the UK’s steel industry which has seen thousands of job losses announced in recent months.
He will outline the challenges that today’s students will face as the next generation of leaders in a global world of rapid technological change.
Notes to editors:
For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble in the Unite press office on 020 3371 2060 or 07768 693940.
- Len McCluskey will be available to talk to the media and he will be keen to highlight the threat to the democratic and legitimate rights of Yorkshire workers posed by the Trade Union bill currently going through parliament.
- Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.