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A future for post-industrial communities?
A two-day conference co-hosted by the national campaigning organisation HOPE not hate and Leeds University’s Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change (CERIC) on 23 and 24 March 2017

The process of deindustrialisation has destabilised many working class communities across the country. The large industrial workplaces (docks, mines, steel works, potteries, and car plants) have often disappeared. In towns which once had an industrial identity, that has gone, along with the high levels of trade union engagement, the sports and social clubs. Even the pubs are going. Meanwhile the once solid relationship between the communities and their traditional representatives; the Labour Party, has become ‘more complex’.

These post-industrial communities face a future where parents know that their children's future is significantly less promising than their own was, where 'career opportunities' are often limited to work in low wage jobs such as retail parks and where the traditional sense of community has often been replaced by an uneasy division along ethnic, social and religious lines.

The conference programme can be viewed here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6EOu3raR1WbRjhUMkx2YmV3cnM
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