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The Future of Work - talk on campus

Palmerston Lecture Theatre, Southampton Solent University SO14 0YN, The Spark
Wednesday 7 March 2018 (19:00-21:00)

UNISON Southampton District has organised this event, which aims to explore where the world of work is heading, how it has already changed, how it is likely to change in the future, and what that means for you. The future is unwritten but the blueprints are fast becoming public domain.

The event is aimed at those who have just entered, or will be entering the world of work very soon. UNISON defines young members as those aged 27 and under. For anyone over the age of 27 wishing to attend there is a nominal fee of £5 to cover the expenses of the event. Students are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

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The event will be held at the Palmerston Lecture Theatre, The Spark, Southampton Solent Universit, on 7 March 2018. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.

To discuss, debate, and confront four key areas we have:

Chair: Tracy Walsh

Tracy is an educator with many years’ experience of working in the Further and Higher Education sectors. Until recently she was head of the department of International Labour & Trade Union Studies at Ruskin College, Oxford and is now one of the founding members of an educational Worker Co-operative, The RED Learning Co-op; Research, Education and Development.

Tracy is also a Post-Graduate Researcher at Greenwich University, where she is completing a PhD, exploring the relationship between gender, race and class in British Trade Unions.

Dr Helen Hester

Helen is Associate Professor of Media and Communication at the University of West London. Her research interests include technofeminism, social reproduction, and post-work politics, and she is a member of the international feminist working group Laboria Cuboniks. Her books include Beyond Explicit: Pornography and the Displacement of Sex (SUNY Press, 2014), Xenofeminism (Polity, 2018), and After Work: The Politics of Free Time (Verso, 2018, with Nick Srnicek)

Matt Cole

Matt is a fellow of the Autonomy Institute, and a researcher within the Work and Employment Relations Division of the Leeds University Business School (LUBS) working on the processes and politics of service work. He is the coordinator of the IIPPE Political Economy of Work Group and a member of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association.

Guy McClenahan

Guy McClenahan is a rep for the IWGB union at Deliveroo Brighton and Vice-Chair of their Couriers & Logistics branch. With conditions at Deliveroo deteriorating he has been involved in the Brighton riders’ living wage campaign and the IWGB’s legal challenge to Deliveroo’s independent contractor status imposed on their riders. He has experience of working and organising in so-called ‘gig economy’ companies and also rides for UberEats in Southampton.

Additional Information

The event will begin at 19:00 sharp and will be ending at 21:00 sharp so please be punctual wherever possible.

The event will also be audio-recorded with a view to publishing. Please bear this in mind when asking questions.

All proceeds from the event will be used to cover costs.


Page last updated on Tuesday 16 January 2018 at 11.31am.


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