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Jon Cruddas

Jon Cruddas delivered his distinguished lecture, 'Labour Value - Trade Unions and the Politics of the Common Good' on 25 February 2015.

Labour Value - Trade Unions and the Politics of the Common Good

Pope Frances said that 'trade unions have been an essential force for social change’. We need to rethink the role of trade unions as a force for the common good in our post-industrial society. Prioritising vocational education and worker representation and putting labour value back into the heart of our political economy. Work not as useless toil, but as the useful making of meaning and purpose.

Jon Cruddas: Biography

Jon Cruddas became a policy officer with the Labour Party in 1989 before becoming the chief assistant to the General Secretary of the Labour Party in 1994. He is now head of Labour's policy review and is a member of the Shadow Cabinet.