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What workers think about work, and how politics should respond

Cameron Tait

Last week’s employment figures showed the UK’s employment rate continues to remain at record levels, which will no doubt give Philip Hammond confidence going in to the Autumn Statement. But there’s growing unease about the quality of work that is being produced, from low pay and low productivity to exploitative contracts. But how do these…

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March of the waiters

Cameron Tait

In the mid-19th century, Britain was a nation of makers with over one third of the workforce employed in manufacturing. But Fabian Society analysis shows the long-term decline of British manufacturing means it now employs only marginally more people than the hospitality industry, and a crossover is imminent.  In his memoirs, John Cole, a former…

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Wasted potential

Carole Easton

Young Women’s Trust’s new report, No country for young women, clearly shows that young people and particularly young women are struggling with major financial, work and housing problems. It contains shocking statistics which demonstrate that debt and job insecurity are taking their toll on the wellbeing of millions of young women. Their optimism is being eroded…

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Good work in the future retail industry

How can employers boost productivity and pay? 2pm – 4pm, Wednesday 25 May | Grant Thornton, Grant Thornton House, Melton Street, Euston Square, London, NW1 2EP This event is the second public hearing hosted by the Fabian Society’s taskforce on the...

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Pay and productivity: a retail industry taskforce

Thursday 28 January 2016 | Venue Houses of Parliament, Room TBC   The Fabian Society, JRF and the Trust for London are establishing a year-long taskforce charged with findings ways to improve productivity and pay in the UK...

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2013 Party Conference Roundtables

Our Party Conference roundtables are private invitation-only events. Attendance will be restricted to just 20 people in order to ensure a quality discussion. The events will also be held under the Chatham House Rule. Labour Party Conference All of...