Central London BUIRA in conjunction with



The Central London branch of BUIRA meets in the Westminster Business School of the University of Westminster at 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS (nearest tube Baker Street). We usually meet on the last Friday of the month at 10.30 in the HRM Suite, Room 215, with coffee available from 10.15 and a sandwich lunch provided from 12.30. This gives ample opportunity to discuss the presentation from an invited speaker and matters of common interest, or just catch up with friends.The programme for 2008/9 is focussed on employment rights in Europe and internationally and is, so far, as follows:


26th September 2008 Professor Aileen McColgan (Kings College London and Matrix Chambers) Equality, human rights and employment M215


31st October 2008 Professor John Budd (Carlson School of Management,University of Minnesota) The Thought of Work M215 28th November 2008 Dr Dan Plesch and Stephanie Blankenburg (Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS) How to make corporations accountable M215


30th January 2009 Professor Greg J. Bamber (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia) Employment Relations in Airlines in Different Varieties of

Capitalism: Comparative Perspectives M215


27th February 2009 Professor John Grahl (University of Middlesex) EU Policies and Labour Interests – the Euromemorandum Group M215


27th March 2009 Jan Cremers (Member of European Parliament) and Professor Keith Ewing (Kings College London) Whither decision making, labour standards and social policy in the European Union? M215


24th April 2009 Professor Bernard Friot (Université Paris 10 Nanterre) The French Flexicurity Debate: reconstructing or overtaking the labour market? M215


29th May 2009 Special Richard Hyman retirement conference at LSE


So do put these dates in your diary now. These meetings can be full. To ensure a place and to help forecast catering provision, please inform Linda Clarke if you expect to attend, preferably by email (please also let me know if you subsequently need to cancel).


Contact: Prof. Linda Clarke, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS. Tel. 0207 911 5000 extn. 3158; email: