UCL Faculty of Laws


Trade unions and economic inequality

10 March 2015, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm

Trade Unions

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UCL Labour Rights Institute


UCL Laws, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG

Speaker: Dr Lydia Hayes and Professor Tonia Novitz (University of Bristol)
Chair: Professor Keith Ewing (King’s College London)
Admission: Free
Accreditation: This event is not accredited for CPD
Series: UCL Labour Rights Institute – Tackling Inequalities through Labour and Social Regulation

About this event

In this lecture, Dr Hayes and Professor Novitz will illustrate the extremely significant, and often neglected, contribution that trade unions make to the pursuit of more equal societies.

Building on their recent IER publication Trade Unions and Economic Inequality (2014, The Institute of Employment Rights) the two speakers will detail some of the economic and social achievements of Trade Unions, and reflect on the key regulatory reforms necessary to renew their ability to address inequalities.

This panel discussion is part of a series on ‘Tackling Inequalities through Labour and Social Regulation’ organised by the UCL Labour Rights Institute and The Institute of Employment Rights, and is generously supported by the UCL European Institute.