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Europe, Migration and Globalisation - What About the Workers?

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LSE Department of Management Business in the Global Age lecture series

Date: Tuesday 23 October 2007
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: John Monks
Chair: Professor Richard Hyman

John Monks will explore the prospects for workers in a world increasingly dominated by the free movement of capital and the increased movement of goods and people. Who wins, who loses? Is free movement dangerous to workers? Is a return to protectionism on the cards? What should be the trade union, Government and EU approaches to globalisation?

John Monks is currently General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation with 60 million members in 38 countries. The ETUC is a major partner of the EU institutions. Previously, he was General Secretary of the TUC for 10 years and has held a range of public positions in the UK.

The next lecture in this series will be on Wednesday 31 October and is entitled Globalising Capital Markets: new actors, new flows, new partnerships|.

Podcast and Transcript

A podcast of this event is available to download from the LSE public lectures and events podcasts channel|.

A copy of John Monks' speech is now online:

Download: Europe, Migration and Globalisation - What About the Workers?| (pdf)