Date(s) - 7 Mar
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm


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Date: Thursday, 7 March 2024 | 4.30-6.30pm

Location: CG42 (Chiltern Hall), University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS


For further information, email Fernando Duran-Palma (f.duranpalma@westminster.ac.uk)

Please register before 1pm on 6 March 2024.


4.30-4.50pm Refreshments:

4.50-5pm Welcome:

5-5.30pm Jamie Woodcock and Lydia Hughes Troublemaking: Why You Should Organize Your Workplace


5.30-6pm Gregor Gall Mick Lynch: The Making of a Working-Class Hero


6-6.30pm General discussion

6.30pm Close (followed by drinks until 7pm)


Jamie Woodcock: Is a senior lecturer at the University of Essex and a researcher based in London.

Lydia Hughes: Is a workplace organiser. She was the Head of Organising at the IWGB until 2021. She has been involved in organising with foster care workers, food delivery couriers, cycling instructors, cleaners, security guards, and game workers. She now works towards a PhD and is active as a union member. She is an Editor at Notes from Below and Red Pepper.

Gregor Gall: Is Visiting Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Leeds and author and editor of 30 books including ‘Mick Lynch: The making of a working-class hero’ (MUP, 2024), ‘The Punk Rock Politics of Joe Strummer (MUP, 2022) and ‘Bob Crow – socialist, leader, fighter’ (MUP, 2017). His ‘Handbook of the Past, Present and Future of Labour Unions’ will be published in spring 2024 by Agenda Publishing.


The London section of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) organises regular seminars on important issues concerning industrial relations in the UK and internationally. The seminars provide an opportunity to air and discuss these in an open forum and consider their implications. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.