REC takes industry message to Labour Party Conference
The REC's External Relations team is taking forward the recruitment industry’s message at this week’s Labour Party Conference in Manchester. The event is also an opportunity for building on the REC’s existing contacts with Government Ministers and senior officials.
A number of specific fringe events will focus on areas of direct relevance for the industry – for example, welfare reform, industry regulation and the employment challenges facing different sectors. The REC will be highlighting the contribution that recruiters can make in areas such as welfare reform and the future of care provision in this country as well as countering likely Trade Unions calls for more employment regulation.
Speaking on the eve of the conference in Manchester, Anne Fairweather, the REC's Head of Public Policy said: “Attending party conferences is a key part of the REC’s political campaigning on behalf of its members. A number of the scheduled debates are of direct relevance to the industry and we will be making our voice heard on key issues such as employment regulation, welfare reform and the resourcing challenges facing key sectors such as care.
The REC is making the industry’s voice heard at high-profile events such as Party Conferences in order to influence the political debate wherever possible and to monitor policy proposals that could impact on the daily work of professional recruiters.”
The REC External Relations team will be providing members with relevant updates from the Labour Party Conference in Manchester as well as from next week’s Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.