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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.

Latest News

Jobs: Research Fellow, Leeds

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Nominations: BUIRA Fellows

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BUIRA Annual Conference: First plenary speakers announced

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New paper: The value of industrial relations research(ers): Activism inside and outside the UK Academy

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CfP: Class Conflict and Institutional Change: Otto Kahn-Freund (1900-1979) and the Invention of Labour Law

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Job opportunity at Monash University: Professor and Head of Department

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Conferences

Where members present their research to promote discussion, ideas and concepts

BUIRA Annual Conference 2024: Industrial Relations in the Era of Multiple Crises

Industrial Relations in the Era of Multiple Crises:   Inequalities, Industrial Action, & Intersectionalities after COVID-19 Submissions now closed – registration […]

BUIRA Annual 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 Programme BUIRA AGM 12:45-13:45 Wednesday 5th July Room: […]

Latest Research

What is Industrial Relations? Latest Articles, Member Profiles and PhD Network

The value of industrial relations research(ers): Activism inside and outside the UK Academy (2024)

The value of industrial relations research(ers): Activism inside and outside the UK academy Huw Thomas and Peter Turnbull Based on […]

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The Value of Industrial Relations: Contemporary Work and Employment in Britain (2024)

The Value of Industrial Relations: Contemporary Work and Employment in Britain Andy Hodder and Stephen Mustchin Published in collaboration with […]

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Why employment relations matter(s) for governance of problems for labour in the real world of work (2024)

Why employment relations matter(s) for governance of problems for labour in the real world of work Tony Dobbins The purpose of […]

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About Us

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.

Upcoming and Recent Events

London BUIRA Seminar – Troublemaking: At Work and in The Union

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BUIRA History of Industrial Relations Study Group – Strikes In Historical Context: European Comparisons over the Last Century

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BUIRA Special Session – Failing to Deliver? Reflections on the Supreme Court’s Judgment in Deliveroo

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BUIRA History of Industrial Relations Study Group Changing union strategies in France and UK: the examples of the French Post Office and employment discrimination litigation

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BUIRA History of Industrial Relations Study Group

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Intersectionality and IR

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