Wednesday, 29 October 2008 - 12:00am


Beyond the Third Way in Labour Law: Towards the Constitutionalization of Labour Law?

5.30 pm, 29 October

Rhodes House, Oxford

Professor Hugh Collins, Professor of English Law, LSE

Professor Collins addressing the audience
Professor Collins argues that New Labour, not the Thatcher government, was responsible for the real break from the political settlements of the Trade Disputes Act 1906, which established collective bargaining as a primary guarantee of social justice.

Labour’s Third Way agenda risks a return to the inequities of an uncontrolled free market in labour. He suggests that a new social contract is required that constitutionalizes social and economic rights.

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(47 minutes)