Fair Work Summit (TBC)

13th November 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
St. Augustine's Catholic Church
1 Langcliffe Dr
Milton Keynes MK13 7PL
Tom Bulman
Fair Work Summit (TBC) @ St. Augustine's Catholic Church



to celebrate and share best practice in Fair Work policy and share issues of inequality

Tea/coffee served from 5.30pm

6.00       Welcome and Introduction from co-chairs, Debbie Wilson of Citizens:mk and  host employer

6.05       Living Wage Song from Summerfield Primary School choir

6.10       Rt Hon Mark Lancaster and/or Iain Stewart speak about ‘Good Work in MK’

6.15       Experiences of unfair work

  • Unsecure hours – Phil Shamamba, MK Congolese Community
  • Application bias – Agnes McCluskey, St. Augustine’s Catholic Church
  • Transparency of contract and termination process (not email) – Hala Selim, Trubys Garden Tea Room
  • Other testimonies – Marion Cole, Works4Us

6.25       National research on fair work policies – Professor Ernestine Gheyoh Ndzi, Hertfordshire University & Jane Whild, The Open University

6.30       Findings from MK survey Sept-Oct 2010 – Rukhsana Malik, MK Muslim Association

6.35       Possible Fair Work improvements

  • Secure hours – Martha Crawford, Living Hours campaign, Citizens UK
  • Name/address blind application process – Cllr Peter Marland, MK Council
  • Transparent zero hours contracting – Richer Sounds, John Lewis
  • Face to face contract termination – David Champman, Church of Christ the Cornerstone

6.45       Asks of power holders:  local employers and parliamentary candidates – Linda McComie & Omar Selim

6.50       Pledges from local employers and parliamentary election candidates

7.00       Summary of actions agreed – Debbie Wilson

7.05       End.  Photo of Living Hours employers.

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