‘In Conversation’ with Frances O’Grady

frances_200SPERI had the pleasure to welcome the General Secretary of the TUC, Frances O’Grady, last night for the third of our ‘In Conversation’ evenings in the Octagon in front of a large and keen audience.

Introducing the event, Deputy Director Craig Berry welcomed Frances to the University and noted that the TUC has become virtually the lone voice in mainstream politics speaking out strongly and consistently about low pay.

Professor Andrew Gamble, Professorial Fellow at SPERI, then engaged Frances in conversation on a wide range of topics, including andrew_frances_200the changing role of unions in British society, their capacity to contribute to the building of a new political economy and their stance on several key policy issues facing workers. Frances answered them all, and others posed from the floor, with engaging directness and honesty.

The hashtag was used over 90 times on the night. You can watch the highlights on storify.

The video will be available to watch on the website very soon.

In the meantime, watch this must-see extract: “You cannot redistribute wealth if you are not prepared to redistribute power”