Coronavirus has exposed the crisis in the world of work - from insecurity and poverty pay, to a broken welfare system. We now stand on the brink of mass unemployment, combined with an expanding gig economy and fresh attacks on workers’ rights.
But we have an opportunity: the crisis has underlined the value of unions and essential workers and demonstrated that government intervention in the labour market can work. In this session we’ll discuss the crisis of work and how the left can push, in workplaces and politically, for a more equal and sustainable future.
Postal worker, North Wales/North West Divisional Rep in Royal Mail and member of the CWU National Executive
Alice Martin is a labour specialist for a shareholder advisory firm and former Head of Work and Pay at the New Economics Foundation. She is also co-author of 'Unions Renewed: Building power in an age of finance'.
Dan Carden is the Labour MP for Liverpool Walton, and Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury.