The British Universities Industrial Relations Annual Conference 2015
Politics, Labour and Missing Voices
24th - 26th June 2015
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE IS NOW OPEN. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
This year’s conference comes only six weeks after a general election in the UK. We live in challenging times. Shifts in contemporary capitalism, the global economic crisis, austerity policies, the movement of labour across national frontiers and the rise of extremist politics invite consideration of the state, capital and labour in the early 21st century. What do contemporary developments imply for social cohesion, industrial relations, management, voice, and the quest to develop sustainable forms of work and employment? How can politics, labour and society respond?
The theme of this year’s conference is intended to encourage debate about the way that industrial relations and human resource management interact with wider developments and debates around politics, public policy, democratic participation and voice, within the context of work and labour.
We have a full programme of paper presentations, and exciting plenary speakers including:
Professor Bridget Anderson, Oxford University and Migration Observatory
Professor Will Kaufman, University of Central Lancashire
Maria Jepsen (Director of Research, ETUI) and Nicola Smith (Head of Economic and Social Affairs, TUC
Professor Colin Crouch, Emeritus, University of Warwick
Panel Discussion on Employee Voice led by Professor Peter Ackers, Loughborough University and Professor Jimmy Donaghey, University of Warwick
More information about the conference and the venue is available on the registration pages.