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). There are many with an interest in industrial relations in the London area, including from universities, trade unions and employer associations. The meetings take the form of seminars, with one key speaker, and attract a lively mix of people, both BUIRA and non-BUIRA members, from a range of different disciplines and organisations, some very expert in the particular topic discussed. We 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, as well as to just catch up with friends. The programme aims to give us fresh insights into key current issues, to present new approaches to the subject of industrial relations, and to discuss important research in the area – whether in Britain or farther afield, particularly on mainland Europe. The programme for 2009/10 is focussed on the transformation of employment relations in Europe and perspectives for the future and is:


25th September 2009 Professor David Marsden (LSE) Changing labour markets and national employment models in Europe C477


30th October 2009 Dr. Thorsten Schulten (Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Germany) Fair wages and social Europe: a European minimum wage policy? M215


27th November 2009 Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly (University of Brighton) Gender Regimes in Poland, Denmark, UK and Spain M215


29th January 2010 Professor Michelle Everson (Birkbeck College) European citizenship, changing class relations and the law M215


26th February 2010 Professor Chris Howell ( Professor of Politics, Oberlin College, US) Do Institutions Matter? The Erosion of National Models of Industrial Relations, M215


26th March 2010 Professor John Purcell (Warwick Business School and former ACAS Strategic Academic Adviser) The end of collectivism in British employment relations: a challenge for Acas? M215


30th April 2010 Kathleen Walkershaw (GMB European Officer) Changing Roles and Strategies of the Trade Unions in Britain in a European context M215


28th May 2010 Professor Craig Phelan (Kingston University and editor of Labor History) Trends and Prospects for Trade Unionism Worldwide M215


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: