Date of release: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Paul NowakThe future of trade unionism in Britain is the subject of a public lecture at the University of Greenwich on Wednesday 27 January.

Paul Nowak, Assistant General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), who leads on a number of key policy areas including public services, welfare, unemployment and transport, will be speaking at the event. "Trade unionism in Britain stands at a historical crossroads: in one direction is stagnation and decline, in the other growth and renewal," he says.

In the seminar he will discuss some of the political and economic challenges facing organised labour, analysing how the trade union movement is seeking to rebuild its collective strength. Topics include how unions can reach out to new members, and ways in which they can translate campaigning success into the next generation of activists.

Run by the university's Business School, the popular Big Picture seminar series gives high-profile speakers a chance to share their expertise with students, staff and the general public. Subjects include entrepreneurship, leadership and management, the economy and the media.

The seminar takes place from 5pm at the Greenwich Campus. It is free to attend but essential to register. To do so, email name and contact telephone number to

For future events in the series, see

To find out more about studying with the Business School:, email or call 020 8331 9000.

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