Welcome to BUIRA
The British Universities Industrial Relations Association is one of the largest academic associations in the United Kingdom aimed at promoting the study of employment relations across relevant academic disciplines.
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New Labour’s employment policy (1997 to 2010): lessons for the future of work
70 years of the ILO Committee of Freedom of Association: a reliable compass in any weather
Where members present their research to promote discussion, ideas and concepts
BUIRA conference 2023 – Donovan 2.0: Industrial Relations and Policy in the 21st Century
Annual Conference 4-6th July 2023 Pre-Conference PhD Workshop 3rd July 2023 Conference Plenaries/panels From Donovan to Taylor Jon Cruddas […]
BUIRA Annual Conference 2022: Why Employment Relations Matter(s) for Democratizing Work
University of Birmingham, June 28th-30th 2022 Plenaries: Why race and intersectionality matter for IR: Tamara Lee (Rutgers University, US) How […]
What is Industrial Relations? Latest Articles, Member Profiles and PhD Network
New article: Conflict and control in the contemporary workplace: Structured antagonism revisited
By Paul Edwards and Andy Hodder The concept of a structured antagonism lying at the heart of the employment relationship […]
New book: Remote Working: A Research Overview
Remote Working: A Research Overview The coronavirus pandemic forced work back into the home on a massive scale. The long-held […]
New book: The Living Wage: Advancing a Global Movement
The Living Wage: Advancing a Global Movement As wealth inequality skyrockets and trade union power declines, the living wage movement […]
The British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) was founded in 1950.
Initially entitled the Inter-University Study Group in Industrial Relations, the name of BUIRA has been adopted since 1967. During its early years the association served mainly as a network for the exchange of ideas at an annual meeting. BUIRA still hosts its annual conference, but the association also supports a wider set of activities, including a vibrant doctoral network, a series of thematic study groups and occasional publications.