Join in to help shape future of work places

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery.
Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery.

Last week at our Labour Party Conference I was privileged to get the chance to make an appeal from the platform for delegates to contribute to a discussion we are promoting about what the world of work will look like in the future.

Workplace 2020 will be a wide-ranging discussion with employees and employers, which will show just how serious we are in the Labour Party about creating workplaces fit for the future.

I was able to tell delegates that everyone has a story to tell about their place of work and what they believe it should look like in the future.

But Workplace 2020 is not just about focussing on the negatives. So many people have positive experiences, perhaps about the apprenticeships or training opportunities they have been offered, or the additional support they have been given to do their jobs, and we want to hear those stories.

As Shadow Minister for Trade Unions I will be travelling around the country to talk to working people, as well as employers, because I want to hear from as diverse a group of people as possible.

However, I also said at the conference we can’t do this on our own. We need help to set up meetings, perhaps in people’s workplaces, in community centres, pubs or cafes, perhaps in their own front rooms, or even online at

There will be plenty of chances for people to contribute to these vital discussions and I would urge everyone to take the opportunity to do so.