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Class announces Faiza Shaheen as new Director

Class announces Faiza Shaheen as new Director


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Faiza Shaheen will join the Centre for Labour and Social Studies as its first ever director on 10 February.

Faiza is currently the Head of Inequality and Sustainable Development at Save the Children UK. She previously worked at the New Economics Foundation and Centre for Cities.

She holds a PhD and MSc from the University of Manchester and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from St John’s College, Oxford University.

Commenting upon Faiza’s appointment, Chair of Class Tim Roache said:

I am delighted to announce that Faiza will lead Class as Director. Her experience and knowledge of economic policy will be invaluable to Class as we strengthen our role as a leading left voice in British politics.

Commenting upon her appointment, Faiza said:

I am thrilled to be joining Class at such an important time. With wages stagnating and inequality worsening, there has never been a more important time for the labour movement to make a significant intervention in policy. Class is a uniquely positioned think tank - having both links to working people and leading academics. It offers analysis and policy-making grounded in everyday realities - exactly what the world needs more of.

Faiza is available for interviews, quotes and media appearances.

For more information contact:

Ellie O’Hagan

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Notes for editors
1. 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 and has the growing support of a number of trade unions including ASLEF, BFAWU, CWU, GFTU, GMB, FEU, Musicians' Union, NUM, NUT, PCS, PFA, TSSA, UCATT, UCU and Unite the Union. Originating in the labour movement, Class is working with a broad coalition of supporters, academics and experts to develop and advance alternative policies for today.