Graphic illustration to promote the Working Identities conference at Cumberland Lodge

On Wednesday 27 November, at 6.30pm, we launch our Working Identies report at Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster.

Working Identities offers a unique, cross-sector insight into the changing world of work and its wide-ranging impacts on individuals and wider society.

It presents a series of practical, policy-focused recommendations for promoting progress towards more peaceful, open and inclusive societies.

Insights and recommendations

This Cumberland Lodge Report marks the culmination of a 12-month project to explore how work-based identities are transforming in an age characterised by precariousness, digitalisation, frequent job changes and meaningless labour.

It draws on the wisdom and experience of trade union representatives, working rights campaigners, academics, NGOs, policymakers and community practitioners, to discuss developments that are changing the role and significance of work in people’s lives and wider society.

Our report summarises key themes and best-practice recommendations that emerged from our independent research and a roundtable conference at Cumberland Lodge in March 2019. These ideas were reviewed and refined at an expert consultation we convened with conference representatives and further specialists in July 2019.

The report's author is Cumberland Lodge freelance research associate Dr Eva Selenko, a Senior Lecturer in Work Psychology at Loughborough University.

Launch event

The launch will begin with short introductions from invited specialists, to highlight its key themes and recommendations.

There will also be a drinks reception, and the chance to mingle with fellow guests and contributors to the report.

Location details for the venue can be found here.


If you would like to attend the launch event, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at and let us know why you would like to be there.

The full report will be published on the Reports & Publications pages of our website shortly after the launch, in downloadable pdf and e-book formats.

Please note that the event will be filmed and photographed, to help raise awareness about the report online and via our e-newsletters. If you would rather not be filmed or photographed, please let a member of our team know in advance.

This project is part of our 2018-19 Identities & Belonging series.

Frances O'Grady, TUC Secretary-General, speaking at Cumberland Lodge 'Working Identities' conference in March 2019

Frances O'Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress, addressing our Working Identities conference at Cumberland Lodge in March 2019

Conference discussions at Working Identities conference at Cumberland Lodge in March 2019

Conference discussions at Cumberland Lodge, March 2019

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Dates and times

From: 27 Nov 2019 - 6:30pm
To: 27 Nov 2019 - 8:30pm
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