On 30th November we will be publishing our final report and we will be launching it at Conway Hall on that day, from 9am to 1pm. We will be discussing our understanding of how and why unpaid wages come about, and some preliminary recommendations for what could be done to tackle the issue. This is an open invitation to anyone who would like to attend. If you are interested in attending please register using Eventbrite as places are going quickly!
Unpaid Britain report launch Provisional programme
|09:00-09:30||Registration & Breakfast|
|09:30||Welcome & introduction||Chair: Jo Seery (Thompsons Solicitors)Middlesex University speaker (t.b.a.)|
|09:45||Outline of findings||Nick Clark and Eva Herman (Unpaid Britain project)|
|10:10||Responses||Bharat Mehta (Chief Executive, Trust for London )|
|Diana Holland (Asst General Secretary, Unite the Union)|
|CBI speaker (tba)|
|10:25-10:30||Personal testimony||Hospitality worker|
|11:00||The future of enforcement||Sir David Metcalf (Director of Labour Market Enforcement)|
|11:10||Access to justice||Prof. Nicole Busby/Ele Kirk (Strathclyde University)|
|11:30||Report recommendations||Nick Clark|
|11:40-12:20||Working group discussion on recommendations|
|12:20||Personal testimony||Contract cleaner (video) – tba|
|12:25||Closing remarks||Jo Seery, Thompsons Solicitors|
Sir David Metcalf was appointed the UK’s First Director of Labour Market Enforcement in January 2017. He is Emeritus Professor, Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE. Previously he was a founder member of the Low Pay Commission (1997-2007) and the first chair of the Migration Advisory Committee (2007-2016).
Nicole Busby is Professor of Labour Law at the University of Strathclyde. She teaches and researches in the areas of equality and employment law, European social rights and access to justice in the employment tribunal and has published widely. She is currently a member of the Scotland Committee of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Eleanor Kirk is Ailsa McKay Post-doctoral fellow at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Eleanor’s research interests encompass the nature of work, employment relations, access to justice and social equality. Her current work focuses on employment rights enforcement, precarious work and ‘bogus’ self-employment. Additionally, Eleanor is a research associate at Ulster University Law School where she is working on the project: “Litigants in Person in Northern Ireland.” https://www.ulster.ac.uk/faculties/social-sciences/schools/law/research/litigants-in-person
Address for event:
25 Red Lion Square,