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    Responding to the changing nature of work: European trade unions and 'precarious' workers

    Gumbrell-McCormick, Rebecca (2010) Responding to the changing nature of work: European trade unions and 'precarious' workers. In: CRIMT/Canadian Industrial Relations Association Conference, 2010, Université Laval, Québec, Canada. (Unpublished)

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    Event synopsis: The era of globalization and new information technologies has brought about significant changes in workplace configuration, workforce composition and expectations, and in the management of human resources as firms seek competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive environment. These changes pose considerable challenges to the traditional notions of employee representation, the core tenets of which were inspired in Canada under the Wagner Act exactly 75 years ago. The nature of these challengeswere fully explored and debated at an international conference that was held at the Université Laval (Quebec, Canada),on June 16th, 17th and 18th 2010. This conference was the result of a special collaboration between the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT) and the Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA). Part of CRIMT's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada's (SSHRC) Major Collaborative Research Initiatives (MCRI) project Building Institutions and Capabilities for Work and Employment in a Global Era: The Social Dynamics of Labour Regulation, it focused on a number of key issues relating to employee representation in the new world of work, including: the relevance in today's workplace of the founding principles of different representative systems; how different types of employee representation regimes deal with issues facing the contemporary worker; the emerging models and actors for employee rights and representation; the kinds of public policy, actors, strategies, capabilities and research that are necessary to rethink employee representation in the contemporary workplace.


    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2014 10:45
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:12


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