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Labour Relations Conference 2015: Good jobs?


Who should attend

This conference is targeted at all HR professionals with strategic responsibilities, including officers, directors and VPs of HR, ER specialists, in-house lawyers and directors with responsibility for HR and labour relations.


Most people, accustomed to decades of rising earnings have, in recent years, seen their standard of living dip or stall. There is also a widening recognition of, and concern about, the ‘working poor’, some atypical workers and supply-chains. The quality of employment – job security, pay and opportunities for progression – will be a top priority for the new Government and employers alike, because of concerns about fairness and national prosperity.

Although Britain benefits from remarkably low unemployment, we have a much larger number of low-paid, low-skilled jobs than other developed countries*. In practice, pay can only rise with improved productivity and competitiveness. This conference will, therefore, consider different perspectives on the strengths and weaknesses of our flexible labour market, and the influence on bargaining strategies. We will also cover the part that employers and unions must play, and are playing, in skill development, training and job design.

*Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Please click below for the conference flyer. 


Sir Brendan Barber - Chair, Acas

Louise Beardmore - Head of OD & Business Change, United Utilities

Neil Carberry - Director for Employment and Skills, CBI

Peter Cheese - Chief Executive, CIPD

John Hannett - General Secretary, Usdaw

Alan Johnson MP 
Dominic Johnson - Director, Group ER/IR, Barclays

Paul Johnson - Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Gavin Kelly - Chief Executive, Resolution Foundation

Marc Meryon - Head of Industrial Relations, Eversheds

Martin Warren - Head of Employment Law, Eversheds

Cost: £479

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Group discount:

10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

Online payment discount: 5%

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