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Title: Event: 150 Years of the Trades Union Congress: The Future of Work and the Future of Unions

Title: Event: 150 Years of the Trades Union Congress: The Future of Work and the Future of Unions

 

On Monday 11th February, we are holding an event to launch of a special issue of Employee Relations co-edited by Dr. Andy Hodder (University of Birmingham) and Paul Nowak (Deputy General Secretary, TUC). The special issue of the journal reflects on 150 years of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and examines the challenges facing trade union movements today.

 

A roundtable of key academic figures in the field of industrial relations will consider: the relationship between the decline in collective bargaining and the rise in wage inequality; the UK’s productivity problem and the extent to which this may be resolved through the introduction of the new technologies of artificial intelligence; various new forms of institutional experimentation to regulate the employment relationship and strengthen employment protections; the TUC’s efforts to embed organising in the trade union movement.

 

The event will include a drinks reception and a question and answer session.

 

Location

Alan Walters Building: 223 Harvard Theatre, Harvard Lecture Theatre

Date

Monday 11th February 2019 (18:00-20:00)

 

For more information and to register, see here: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/business/events/2019/01/the-future-of-work-and-the-future-of-unions.aspx

31st January 2019