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Single Market, Equal Rights?

UK perspectives on EU employment and social law

A Foreign Policy Centre, European Commission Representation in the UK and TUC project

Date: Friday 10 February 2012, 2pm-5.45pm (Registration and lunch from 1pm, event followed by networking drinks)

Venue: TUC Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS

The FPC, ECUK and TUC's 'Single Market, Equal Rights?' conference was a high profile half-day event that brought together a range of different British perspectives on the EU's role in employment and social law. The conference looked at the current state of the debate in Brussels on employment and social rights, took the political temperature in the UK around the issue and set out the benefits and challenges for workers, businesses and the country.

The Conference involved a range of high profile speakers including:

  • Commissioner Laszlo Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
  • Emma Reynolds MP, Shadow Europe Minister
  • Brendan Barber, General Secretary, TUC
  • Professor Anne Davies, University of Oxford
  • Lord Monks, former General Secretary, ETUC
  • Billy Hayes, General Secretary, CWU and TUC Europe Spokesperson
  • Karen Clements, British Chambers of Commerce
  • Mats Persson, Director, Open Europe

The conference launched the Single Market, Equal Rights? pamphlet.

To listen to the conference click on the audio links from the FPC Blog here-

Download Single Market, Equal Rights invite (180 kilobyte PDF)