Bronte Room, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2DB
Tuesday 4th July 4-6pm followed by a drinks reception
Please register here (spaces limited)
The UK has triggered Article 50. How might different EU-UK arrangements impact on the protection of labour rights? And if the UK does leave the EU Customs Union, how should labour rights be addressed in future UK trade agreements?
Dr James Harrison from the University of Warwick and colleagues discuss lessons for UK trade policy arising from a major research project analysing labour standards provisions in EU trade agreements. Rosa Crawford from the Trades Union Congress and Paul Keenleyside from the Trade Justice Movement will then provide their perspectives on the best way forward for the UK. Audience participation is very much encouraged.
Key questions will include:
This policy seminar originates from research project entitled ‘Working Beyond the Border: European Union Trade Agreements and International Labour Standards’ funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council. The seminar is funded by the Warwick Impact Fund. The project team is: Professor Adrian Smith, Dr Liam Campling and Dr Mirela Barbu from Queen Mary University of London, and Dr James Harrison and Dr Ben Richardson from the University of Warwick.
Key questions for discussion will include:
This policy seminar originates from an ESRC-funded research project entitled ''Working Beyond the Border: European Union Trade Agreements and International Labour Standards.''
The project team are Dr. James Harrison and Dr. Ben Richardson from the University of Warwick and Dr. Mirela Barbu, Dr. Liam Campling and Professor Adrian Smith from Queen Mary University of London.