CLS 2006 Programme

Critical Labour Studies: Third Symposium

(Friday 24th November to Saturday 25th November)

 

Friday 24TH November
11:30 – 12:30 Arrival and Registration – Lipman Foyer
12:15 – 13:00 Buffet Lunch – Lipman 032
13:00 – 13:15 Introduction and Seminar Themes – Lipman 034
MARKETISATION AND PARTNERSHIPS: STILL SELLING OFF THE FAMILY SILVER – Lipman 034
13:15 – 15:30 The Long Term Implications of New Labour’s Marketisation StrategiesKenny Bell (Unison) & Dexter Whitfield (Northumbria University) Formal and Informal Resistance in a Public-Private Partnership: A Case Study of National Savings and InvestmentsKen Weaver (PCS) & Andrew Smith (Durham) The  Privatised Coal Industry and the Future of the NUMIan Lavery (President of the NUM) & Dave Wray (Northumbria University) The drift to privatisation and how democratisation could improve efficiency and lower costsChristine Cooper (University of Strathclyde)
15:30 – 16:00 Tea and Coffee – Lipman 032
INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNIONISM – Lipman 034
16:00 – 17:45 Trade Union Development in Indonesia: Challenges and IssuesRiani Rachmawati (University of Birmingham) Emerging policy on international framework agreements in the ITGLWF – or -What does a global union do when faced with a sector ruled by codes of conduct and resistant companies?Doug Miller (ITGLWF & Northumbria University) Do Global Unions Make Sense?Martin Smith (GMB), John Perry (UCU), Melanie Simms (Warwick) & Jane Holgate (London Met.)
19.00-to late Conference Dinner and pub crawl – Al Coto (tapas restaurant) and the Toon (town)

 

Saturday 25TH November
UNIONS RESPONDING TO A CHANGING WORLD – Lipman 034
9:30 – 10:50 The Independent Workers Union:  Union building in a corporatist environmentTommy McKearney (IWU) Trade Union Responses to the Offshoring of Call Centre and Financial Services from the UK to IndiaCiarn Naidoo (Amicus) & Phil Taylor (Strathclyde)
10:50 – 11:10 Tea and Coffee –  Lipman 032
THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGAGEMENT – Lipman 034
11:10 – 12:10 Left Agency and Class ActionSheila Cohen (Hertford) The Importance of  HE for the MovementPeter O’Brien (ex-TUC) &  Ian Fitzgerald ( Northumbria University )
12:10 – 12:40 Seminar Closing and Future Plans – Lipman 034
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