Workers’ Rights in the 21st Century – do we need them?

Date: Sunday 16 August

Time: 11:00 to 12:30

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

Location: tbc

Chairs: Deputy Presiding Officer Elaine Smith MSP

Participants: Ann Henderson, Colin Borland, Dr Piotr Jaworski, Dr Vaughan Ellis

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Although they have been synonymous with industrialization for more than a hundred years, detractors believe unions are outmoded institutions whose role has been pre-empted in the 21st century by labour laws, better human resource management and an increasingly educated and mobile workforce.  Yet many believe we still need a fairness and voice in the workplace. Join Chair Deputy Presiding Officer, Elaine Smith MSP as she discusses these issues with Ann Henderson, Assistant Secretary, STUC; Dr Vaughan Ellis, lecturer in Work and Industrial Relations with the School of Management at Edinburgh Napier University; Dr Piotr Jaworski lecturer in Economics, Strategy and Operations with the School of Management at Edinburgh Napier University; and Colin Borland, Federation of Small Businesses.

A special Festival discount will apply if tickets are bought for both this panel and the screening Made in Dagenham.

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