FROM THE MINERS’ STRIKE TO THE GIG ECONOMY

Public Meeting
Thursday 9th May 2019, 7.00-9.00pm
Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James’  St, Sheffield S1 2EW

Free Admission – All Welcome

Speakers: Peter Rowley (author of Class Work)
Granville Williams (editor Shafted: The Media, the Miners’ Strike and the Aftermath)
Bob Jeffrey (Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Sheffield Hallam University, President Sheffield Trade Union Council)
Chair: Kate Flannery (Secretary, Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign)

There was a social contract developed at the end of World War II: Work hard and contribute to society, then society will take care of you.
That contract died when Thatcher broke the miners’ strike in 1984-85.
Economic decline over decades has led to the elimination of secure, well-paid jobs and their replacement by humiliating zero-hour contracts with one-step-above-poverty wages.

This meeting identifies the consequences and what can be done to change the situation.

Class Work  and the new edition of Shafted, produced for the 35th anniversary of the miners’ strike,  will be on sale at the meeting.

Meeting organised by Campaign for Broadcasting Freedom (North) & Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign as part of the Sheffield Festival of Debate season