The Centre for Labour and Social Studies (Class)
What is Class?
The Centre for Labour and Social Studies (Class) is a new think tank established in 2012 to act as a centre for left debate and discussion. Originating in the labour movement, Class works with a broad coalition of supporters, academics and experts to develop and advance alternative policies for today.
Through the production of high quality, intellectually compelling publications and events Class seeks to shape ideas that can inspire the trade union movement, cement a broad alliance of social forces and influence policy development to ensure the political agenda is on the side of working people.
What does Class do?
Class produces briefings, policy papers and think pieces spanning a broad policy field. Projects already underway address issues of growth and the economy, work and pay, housing and equality, security and aspiration, democracy and welfare, amongst many others.
Class organises seminars and events across the country to encourage discussion on new policy ideas.