The right to work was enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 – and now the time may have arrived for Britain to embrace the right to good work. The RSA’s deeply researched, visionary white paper sets out the rationale for a new social contract – guaranteeing good work for all and a fairer, more human employment system – along with a practical blueprint for accomplishing it. The authors include Alan Lockey, who heads the RSA’s Future Work Center, and Fabian Wallace-Stephens, a senior researcher in the RSA’s Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing Team. The paper draws on extensive interviews with policymakers, business leaders, trade union reps, future of work experts, HR reps, workers and managers, as well as surveys of British citizens.
About the Authors
Alan Lockey is head of the RSA’s Future Work Center and associate director of the Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing Team. Fabian Wallace-Stephens is a senior researcher in the Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing Team and part of the Future Work Center research team.