Working for a Better Future

Mechanics’ Institute, Manchester
Tuesday 1st May 2018

Event held by Caritas Social Action Network and the Centre for Catholic Social Thought and Practice

Marking the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Trade Union Congress a meeting to gain insights from Catholic Social Teaching into the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Automation, Brexit, workers’ rights, discrimination, the gig economy – The world of work is rapidly changing. How do we face the threats and opportunities pre- sented by this new world, so that no one is left behind and all are respected and valued?


Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the NEU, 2017 President of the TUC

Bishop William Kenney, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Birmingham

Rob Flello, Political consultant, former Labour MP and shadow Justice Minister

Panel discussion with:

Dr Anna Rowlands, Associate Professor of Catholic Social Thought & Practice, Clifford Longley, author, broadcaster and journalist

Kevin Flanagan, National President GMB Commercial Services Section

Who should attend:

The meeting is for people of all faiths and none who are interested in the world of work and in promoting the wellbeing of the workforce.

The meeting starts at 1pm with lunch.

For the full agenda and to book a free ticket, please visit


 Caritas Social Action Network is the official domestic social action agency of the Catholic Church in England & Wales. The Centre for Catholic Social Thought and Practice brings together academics, charities, religious orders and social movements who are engaged in Catholic social thought and practice

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