Make Bosses Pay with Eve Livingston | 8th September @7pm

Join us to (belatedly) celebrate the publication of Make Bosses Pay by Eve Livingston. 

With the world changing at breakneck speed and workers at the whim of apps, bad bosses and zero-hours contracts, why should we care about unions? Aren't they just for white-haired, middle-aged miners anyway? The government constantly attacks unions, CEOs devote endless time and resources to undermining them, and many unions themselves are stuck in the past. Despite this, inspiring work is happening all the time, from fast food strikes and climate change campaigning to the modernisation of unions for the digital age. Speaking to academics, experts and grassroots organisers from TUC, UNISON, Acorn, IWGB and more, Eve Livingston explores how young workers are organising to demand fair workplaces, and reimagines what an inclusive union movement that represents us all might look like.

Working together can change the course of history, and our bosses know that. Yes, you need a union, but your union also needs you!

Eve Livingston is a freelance journalist specialising in social affairs, politics and inequalities. She has written for the Guardian, Independent, VICE, Dazed and many others, and has appeared on the BBC and ITV. She was shortlisted for the 2019 Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain's Social Evils for her writing on trade unions.

Eve will be in conversation with Conrad Landin, a Mount Florida-based journalist and co-editor of New Internationalist. He started writing about the railways as industrial correspondent for the Morning Star, covering numerous trade disputes including the 2016-17 Southern rail strikes. He writes regularly for RAIL magazine, RailReview, ASLEF's Locomotive Journal and RMT News on the politics and history of the railways, and recently reported on the RMT strikes for the London Review of Books. His news reports, features and book reviews have also appeared in Tribune, The Guardian and the Times Literary Supplement.

As always tickets are free but must be booked in advance and you can help us plan the event by ordering your copy in advance.