The Changing Work Centre

ABOUT THE CENTRE

The Changing Work Centre was established by the Fabian Society and the trade union Community in February 2016 to explore progressive ideas for the modern world of work. Through in-house and commissioned research and events, the centre is looking at the changing world of work, attitudes towards it and how the left should respond.

The centre is chaired by Yvette Cooper MP and supported by an advisory panel of experts and politicians. Please click here for a list of the advisory panel and biographies.

PUBLICATIONS

A good day’s work: what workers think about work and how politics should respond

21 November 2016. A research report by Cameron Tait based on a specially commissioned face-to-face survey with over 1,300 workers.

March of the waiters

29 October 2016. An analysis of employment figures by Cameron Tait, showing hospitality and manufacturing are now neck and neck on jobs.

An inclusive future: ensuring disabled people play a key role in the changing world of work.

25 September 2016. A collection of essays edited by Cameron Tait featuring contributions from Yvette Cooper MP, Neil Coyle MP, Seema Malhotra MP, Stephen Timms MP and many more.

Changing work: progressive ideas for the modern world of work

27 July 2016. A book edited by Yvette Cooper MP with essays from Simon Franks, John Park and Anna Turley MP and many more.

Changing work, changing politics: a speech by Yvette Cooper MP

26 February 2016. A speech made at the launch of the Changing Work Centre at the Metal Box Factory in London.

EVENTS

An inclusive future: ensuring disabled people play a key role in the changing world of work

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)

A second machine age or business as usual?: What does the future of work mean for workers?

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)

Changing work: how the world of work has changed and why the left needs to change with it

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)

The party of labour: how should the left respond to the changing world of work?

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)

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)

CONTACT

For further information or to get in touch about partnership opportunities with the Changing Work Centre, please contact Cameron Tait, head of the Changing Work Centre, at [email protected] or 0207 227 4907.