‘In Conversation’ with Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the TUC
The Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) is holding the third of its ‘In Conversation’ evenings at 6pm with Frances O’Grady, on Thursday 19 February 2015 in the Octagon Centre at the University of Sheffield. Register via eventbrite.
Frances became the General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in January 2013, the first woman ever to hold this post. With 54 affiliated unions representing 6.2 million working people from all walks of life, the TUC campaigns for a fair deal at work and for social justice at home and abroad. Fair pay is at the core of Frances’s work: she was on the Resolution Foundation’s Commission on Living Standards and has been a member of the Low Pay and the High Pay Commissions. Frances is a strong believer in protecting the public service ethos, opposes privatisation and leads the TUC campaign to save the National Health Service (NHS).
Professor Andrew Gamble, Professorial Fellow at SPERI, will engage Frances O’Grady ‘in conversation’ about the work of the TUC. The audience will also be able to put their own questions to Frances O’Grady.