What Can UBI do for my Union?

Start: 2024-05-08 18:30:00 UTC Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00)

End: 2024-05-08 20:00:00 UTC Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00)

A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP

In this session, we will continue our discussion from Basic Income North 2023on what UBI can do for unions and how union members can support UBI.

We will explore various themes, such as the value of paid and unpaid work and the importance of solidarity.


In case you want to know more about Universal Basic Income, we have created a list of key points of what we want a UBI to be:

A UBI is a monthly sum paid to everyone to act as a basic income on top of work. This is so people can pursue opportunities which require financial help, do work they want to do whether that is paid or unpaid volunteering and to act as a safety net in case of unexpected situations.

Our values - A UBI should be

Equal: Significantly reducing poverty and acting to address lack of equality for individuals, communities and across all regions of the UK.

Simple: Reducing the complexity and cost of the welfare state, making it more supportive and less intrusive.

Democratic: Allowing people to contribute to their community and amplifying participatory, deliberative and representative forms of democracy.

Inclusive: Ensuring that we leave no individuals or communities behind and listen to the concerns of others.

Unlike the current benefits system, the design of a Universal Basic Income must be open, transparent and accountable.