Event Details:ERU Seminar: “Nationalist Industrial Relations and the Ethnic ‘Other’: A Critical Border Studies Perspective”Date: 14th JuneTime: 12:30 BSTLocation: Room 0.22/3 PTC0.22/3 PTC (in-person) and Online (zoom)Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Preminger
The employment effects of public investment in infrastructure, the care economy and the green economy: the case of emerging economies
The employment effects of public investment in
infrastructure, the care economy and the green economy:
the case of emerging economies
organised by the Greenwich Business School (GBS), University of Greenwich (UoG)
Centre of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (PEGFA)
in collaboration with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
25 May 2023, 16:00-20:00
University of Greenwich, Queen Anne Building Room QA080,
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS, UK
We would like to invite you to the PEGFA conference where we will present the results of a new ITUC report conducted by Özlem Onaran and Cem Oyvat at the University of Greenwich on the employment effects of public investment in infrastructure, the care economy and the green economy in the emerging economies. The report shows that a repeated annual increase in public spending within these three sectors would yield major economic returns across eight countries and create substantial new employment for a green caring just transition in the emerging economies and beyond.
The speakers include Evelyn Astor (ITUC), Ronald Janssen (TUAC/OECD), David Kucera (ILO), Boitumelo Molete (COSATU), Geoff Tily (TUC), Gonzalo Hernández Jiménez (Colombia), İpek İlkkaracan (İTU), Özlem Onaran (UoG) and Cem Oyvat (UoG), with opening remarks by Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Leigh Doster, Greenwich Business School (GBS).
This is an on-sight event but will also be accessible via Microsoft Teams. The event is free but please register here (indicating your mode of attendance).
16:00 Opening remarks: Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Leigh Doster, GBS
Chair and Introduction: Evelyn Astor, ITUC Economic and Social Policy Advisor
Özlem Onaran (GBS/PEGFA) and Cem Oyvat (GBS/PEGFA), The employment effects of public investment in infrastructure, the care economy and the green economy: the case of emerging economies
David Kucera, International Labour Organization, Senior Economist
Ronald Janssen, Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC), Senior Policy Advisor, Investing in Green and Resilient Economies and labour markets : The role of trade unions
Geoff Tily, Trades Union Congress (TUC), UK, Senior Economist
İpek İlkkaracan, İstanbul Technical University, Prof. of Economics, The employment generation impact of meeting SDG targets in early childhood care, education, health, and long-term care in 45 countries (online)
Boitumelo Molete, Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), Social Development Policy Coordinator, video
Gonzalo Hernández Jiménez, former Deputy Finance Minister, Colombia, video
Debate and Q&A
19:00 Drinks Reception
‘Gig Rights & Gig Wrongs’: New Report Published by Gig Rights Project
Four PhD Scholarships available with the Centre for Decent Work.
Two posts in HRM and Organisation Studies at Royal Holloway
Work and Equalities Institute Fifth Annual Lecture Why do workers leave the labour force? Pandemic-era work transitions in the US and Germany.
Work and Equalities Institute Fifth Annual Lecture
Why do workers leave the labour force?
Pandemic-era work transitions in the US and Germany.
Professor Ian Greer
School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
Date: Thursday 18th May.
Time: 11:00 to 12:30.
Venue: Alliance Manchester Business School Lecture Pod B.
Register via Eventbrite (places are limited, but you can register to join online or contact Lindsay Endell.
Once celebrated as a powerful engine of job creation, the US labour market has performed poorly over the past two decades. Unemployment rates have become increasingly volatile, unemployment durations have become longer, and labour force participation has declined. In this talk I examine some of the reasons for this change, drawing on a longitudinal qualitative study of US and German workers who experienced a spell of unemployment during the pandemic. I argue that some of the US’s more illiberal institutions create severe barriers to workers attempting to make transitions to work, and that supports such as unemployment insurance fail to compensate.
About the speaker
Ian Greer directs the ILR Ithaca Co-Lab and is a Research Professor. He carries out engaged research and teaching in Ithaca and the surrounding region. Before he moved to Ithaca he worked for nearly 10 years based in England, first as a Research Fellow at Leeds University and then as Professor of Comparative Employment Relations and Director of the Work and Employment Research Unit at the University of Greenwich. He has had visiting positions in Aix-en-Provence, Berlin, Cologne, Chemnitz, Jena, Paris, and Sydney.
Ian uses qualitative comparative methods to examine marketization and its effects in industrial relations and welfare states. His early work explored how German and US trade unions were coping with intensified price-based competition, through international solidarity, collective bargaining, coalitions with civil society, and organizing the unorganized. Over the years he has extended this line of questioning to examine the way that managers and policymakers stage competition across Europe, in multinational automakers, welfare-to-work schemes, social work, health care, ports, and music.
Industrial Relations in Europe Conference (IREC) 2023
HRM-Employment Relations Group at UCD is hiring an Ad Astra Fellow (Assistant Professor)
Appointment Terms and Research Support
- Ad Astra Fellow appointees will normally be appointed at the first salary point of Assistant Professor/Lecturer Above-the-Bar pay scale. € 58,206 – € 92,172 per annum
- The initial term will be five years with the possibility of permanency after a four-year review of performance against targets set with the Head of School at commencement and approved at College and University level. These targets will include applying for a minimum of one externally-funded research grant each year, and there will normally be an expectation that at least one of these grant applications is successful for the four-year review to be satisfactory.
- Relocation expenses will be paid in accordance with the UCD Relocation Policy up to a maximum of €4500.
- Appointees will have a reduced teaching load for up to three years, with a teaching load of between one third and one half of the standard teaching load in the first year, between one half and two thirds in the second year and between two thirds and one of the standard teaching load in the third year.
- Appointees will receive research support for the first five years, which will normally consist of a PhD student scholarship and a budget for research costs of €5000 per annum.
- Appointees without a formal university teaching qualification will be expected to undertake the UCD Professional Certificate in University Teaching and Learning. Further requirements for satisfactory performance will be determined and will include a specified number of high-quality research publications appropriate for the discipline.
(See: UCD Ad Astra Fellows)
Willy Brown – The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
(Postponed) The slow and steady development of an industrial relations of world sport 1885- 2019
This event has been postponed.