A Fair Wage for Legal Aid: Organising for Legal Sector Workers’ Rights

Sustained cuts to legal aid have had a devastating impact on social mobility in the sector. Junior members of the profession have felt the full brunt of the cuts, with many working long hours on low pay.

At YLAL’s August London meeting we will discuss strategies for collaborative working to ensure fair pay for everyone working in the sector.

We are delighted to be joined by two campaigners for workers’ rights.

  • Danielle Manson is a criminal defence pupil barrister at Garden Court Chambers and a member of the Criminal Bar Association’s Social Mobility Committee. The Committee advises the CBA on all matters concerning retention which directly or indirectly affect the Criminal Bar and its members.
  • Nat Whalley is the Executive Director of Organise, which is an online platform that helps people improve their life at work. Over 65,000 people use Organise to coordinate workplace specific campaigns as well as big national campaigns. Recent wins for Organise include workers at Boots securing a fair holiday booking system.
  • Zachary Whyte is a co-founder of the UVW branch Legal Sector Workers United (LSWU), a union formed to advance the interests of legal workers in their workplaces and campaign for universal access to justice. He is a trainee solicitor and police station rep at Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors and before beginning his training contract was a social housing paralegal.

Date And Time

Wed, 14 August 2019

18:30 – 21:30 BST

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