There was a social contract developed at the end of World War Two: 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 rise of humiliating zero-hour contracts with one-step-above-poverty wages. This meeting identifies the consequences and what can be done to change the situation.
This event is part of the 'Our Democracy' strand which has kindly been sponsored by Sheffield College.