Wednesday 23 October 2013

Trade Unions and Employment Rights

We built this city! But contrary to Starship's audacious claim, it wasn't on rock & roll. You see, Stoke-on-Trent is a city that rests on the proud history of our labour movement. And on October 31st the Labour Party and the trade unions will be coming together in a public event to celebrate that.

Organised by Joan Walley, the MP for Stoke-on-Trent North it will be an opportunity to mingle with trade union folk and take part in a question and answer session. This features Joan's fellow Stoke-on-Trent MPs, Rob Flello and Tristram Hunt; Chief Executive of local housing association Brighter Futures; and Ian Murray, the shadow for employment rights. It's yours and others' chance to quiz the panel about where employment rights are going, and what they would like to do to help working people if Labour wins in 2015.

It runs from 6pm until 9pm at Port Vale Football Club, Hamil Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 1AW (true fact, the Vale were the first footy club to be sponsored by a trade union).

For those coming by car, park at the Lorne Street car park (Main entrance). Access through main entrance, up the stairs (there is a lift) and the event is in the concert/conference centre the first room on the right.

If the prospect of two shadow ministers, two well-respected MPs and the cream of Stoke's labour movement crop are not incentive enough, the author of North Staffordshire's premiere politics/sociology blog will also be there!

So what are you waiting for? Register on the Eventbrite here. It's 6pm for a 6.30 start. And it's free!


Gary Elsby said...

Question from Gary:
Should MPs be paid via performance related pay?
Would Stoke MPs get any?

Phil said...

You could always come and ask them yourself. Unless you're too busy "campaigning", of course.

Gary Elsby said...

I want a 'free school' (unlike every Labour Party member outside of the House of Lords) in Norton.
Can I have one please.

The Conservative candidate ran off dropping his leaflets everywhere when I wave him to come over.
I suppose dragging my gammy leg and double edged axe behind me shouting Sam..Sam....SAM!!
scared him.
The UKip crew pulled over for a chat. They get it completely wrong.

I'm not campaigning at all in this election as there is no point.
2015 is where it gets serious.

At least we all know why Trissy didn't get a look in at Labour Liverpool.