It is a pleasure to join Community at your Conference, and to bring good wishes from the Community Parliamentary Group of MPs, to delegates from all corners of the United Kingdom and from more sectors than ever before.
Let me say at the outset that your MPs are proud of the union you have built today.
A union founded in the early years of the twentieth century as steel became the UK’s foundation industry.
My speech to the Community Union/Fabian Society Fringe meeting entitled "Should we Fear the Machines? Opportunities and Challenges of Technological Change for Workers" - Labour Conference 25 September 2018.
We need to prepare for the rise of the robots.
One view is that robots will lead to mass unemployment – and technology will bring about capitalism’s collapse.
A kind of techie Trotskyism.
Another view is that robots will enable us all to have a guaranteed minimum income and most of us can work a 20 hour week.
A kind of Scandi Utopia.
Caroline Flint speech during parliament's debate on the Queen's Speech Thursday 26 May
Government prison reforms must put safety of prison staff first.
Caroline Flint: It is a pleasure to follow the Hon. Member for Gainsborough (Sir Edward Leigh). The circulation of “Labour’s Future” on the Tory Benches is obviously having an impact on some of the policy areas outlined by the hon. Gentleman, such as the forced academisation of schools and the plight of the working poor. Today, I will focus on tax transparency and prison reform.
Photo: Caroline Flint goads Tory MPs over Government retreats and U-turns.
Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has thrown her weight behind Our Community, a new work experience initiative to help young people into work.