ILERA NEWSLETTER JUNE 2011
16th Ilera (IIRA) World Congress DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 30 JUNE 2011”
Philadelphia, USA, 2 to 5 July 2012
We invite you to submit an abstract for consideration as a refereed paper to be presented at the World Congress in Philadelphia.Papers at the Congress will be presented in the following five tracks:
Track 1: Trans-national Movement of Labour & Growing Diversity in the
Track 2: Labour and Social Movements Responding to Globalization
Track 3: Emerging Orders of Production and Skill Development in a Global
Track 4: Raising the Floor for Rights at Work in a Globalizing Economy
Track 5: Income and Employment through the Life Course
For a description of each track, with examples of themes covered by that topic, go to http://www.ilera2012.com/Call-for-Papers/
Description of Congresstracks.asp
Submission of the abstract is done online, in Word. Maximum length of abstract is 1000 words. Deadline for submission is 17 June 2011
- EXTENDED - NEW deadline: 30 June 2011.
For further information, see www.ilera2012.com
JUNE 2011ILERA NEWSLETTER
15th Ilera World Congress, Philadelphia, USA, 2-5 July 2012
- Submissions of papers will be accepted until Friday, 17 June 2011.
7th Ilera Regional Congress of the Americas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 22-25
August 2011ABOUT ILERA
The International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA) was established in 1966 in response to a growing need to develop and exchange knowledge in the field of industrial relations, at the international level, and provide the academic and the practitioner with
a forum for discussion and research.
Its founding members were the British Universities Industrial Relations Association, the Industrial Relations Research Association (USA), the International Institute for Labour Studies (Geneva, Switzerland) and the Japan Institute of Labour.
Over the years, the association has broadened the scope of subject matter to issues such as the transnational movement of labour, non-standard work, labour market regulation and trade and labour standards, and discrimination in employment. Many felt that there was a need to change the name to reflect this new world of work, the broader subject matter and the reality of developing country labour markets. In response, in 2010 its name changed to International Labour and Employment Relations Association, Ilera.
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MESSAGE FROM ILERA SECRETARY
Dear ILERA Members,
I wish, first of all, and on behalf of all of you, to sincerely thank our previous Secretary, Tayo Fashoyin, for guiding the ILERA over all these years and maintaining our strong network of academia and policymakers. He also saw us through our name change and as such revitalised the Association. Although he is now retired from the ILO and as secretary of ILERA, I am sure that he will remain an active member and scholar and that you will have plenty of occasions to see him again.
On behalf of all ILERA members, I wish you a happy, healthy and long retirement, Tayo.
I was appointed Director of the Industrial and Employment Relations Department (DIALOGUE) as of 1 January 2011. The Director of DIALOGUE also serves as Secretary of ILERA. Before joining the ILO, I occupied several positions in teaching and in public administration which led me to occupy the position os Secretary General of the Ministry of National Education. Following this, I was appointed Minister of Public Service, Labour and Employment in Niger from 1997 to 1999.
Last January I went to Lagos, Nigeria, for the 6th ILERA African
Regional Congress with the general theme Emerging Trends in Employment Relations in Africa: National and International Perspectives. The Congress was attended by over 250 participants comprising individuals from 6 countries, officials of ILERA, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and other development institutions, scholars and practitioners of industrial relations, trade unionists, government officials, the press and interested members of the public.
In my remarks to the Congress I mentioned the need to focus on expanding our presence in Africa and encourage the formation of other associations in the region and the recruitment of individual members – both academics and practitioners. We also need better participation from Francophone countries. This is my personal commitment as incoming Secretary of the Association, with the support of the ILO field offices in Africa.
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9th Ilera European Regional Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark, 28 June - 1
7th Ilera Asian Regional Congress, Bali, Indonesia,
20 - 23 September 2010
6th Ilera African Regional Congress, Lagos, Nigeria,
24 - 28 January 2011
Mas de 800 asistentes y 23 paises en el congreso internacional de Derecho del Trabajo y la Seguridad Social organizado por La Gran Colombia e ILERA, 23-26 febrero 2011.
The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy: Negotiating for Social Justice
Susan Hayter, June 2011
“Susan Hayter has put together a first-rate set of authors and chapters on the positive role collective bargaining and employee voice have to play in the global economy of the twenty-first century. .”– Bruce Kaufman, Georgia State University, USA
International and Comparative Employment Relations
Greg Bamber, Russell D. Lansbury and Nick Wailes
This book has become the standard reference for a worldwide readership of students, scholars, and practitioners in international agencies, governments, companies and unions.
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ILERA INSCRIPTION FORM >> OTHER INFORMATION
Christopher Legget is trying to revive the International Employment Relations Network-List (IERN-L), which is a forum for academic discussion on any industrial and employment relations issue. If you wish to be informed instantly on what happens in the IR field internationally or to share your information and experience with other academics worldwide, you just need to sign up here.
Global Forum on Employment Relations, Sydney, Australia
30 March 2011
On 30 March 2011, ILERA jointly sponsored a Global Forum on Employment Relations in Sydney, Australia, which examined recent trends in employment relations in key economies in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Don't forget to regularly update your entry in the Ilera Membership Directory. This database is not only used by Ilera members around the world to search your contact details, but also by the International Labour Office to search for external expertise for ILO research purposes.
Work and Industrial Relations
in an Age of Austerity
7-9 July 2011, University
of Greenwich, UK
Cours sur les normes international du travail pour juges, juristes et
professeurs de droit, Turin, Italie, 29 aout - 9 septembre 2011
Course on International Labour Standards for Judges, Lawyers and Legal
Educators, Turin, Italy, 29 August - 9 September 2011
Conference on Regulating for a
Fair Recovery Network,
International Labour Office
Geneva, 6-8 July 2011
c/o Johanna de Vries
Industrial and Employment Relations Department (DIALOGUE)
International Labour Office
1211 GENEVA 22
Tel.: (+41-22) 799-7371
ILERA OFFICERS 2009-2012
Janice Bellace, President,
Evance Kalula, President - Elect,
Russell Lansbury, Past - Pres.,
Moussa Oumarou, Secretary.
ILERA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2009-2012
Mr. Soren Kay Andersen, Denmark; Prof. Janice Bellace, USA; Prof.
Lorenzo Bordogna, Italy; Ms. Jane Hodges, ILO;
Prof. Evance Kalula, South Africa;
Dr. Jan Erik Karlsen, Norway;
Prof. Russell D. Lansbury, Australia; Dr. Hyo-Soo Lee, Korea; Mr. Joseph
Lee, Taiwan, China; Prof. Pedro Nunez, Argentina; Prof. Dafe Otobo,
Nigeria; Mr. Moussa Oumarou, ILO; Ms. Rachel Sophie Sikwese, Malawi; Dr.
Sutanto Suwarno, Indonesia; Prof. Hoyt Noland Wheeler, USA; Dr. Helio
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Send your contributions to: firstname.lastname@example.org STUDY GROUPS
Under the co-ordination of Michele Colucci a new ILERA Study Group on
Employment relationship in sport has been set up.
We also have a new study group on Labour Law and Industrial Relations
with Guiseppe Casale as coordinator.
Industrial Relations as a field and Industrial Relations theory
Gender and Industrial Relations
Equality in Pay and Employment
Labour Market Regulations: Rationales, Indicators, Impacts
Public Policy and Industrial Relations
Re-engineering Labour Administration
Employment relationship in Sport
Flexible Work Patterns
Future of Trade Unionism
The Theory and Practice of Negotiations
Human Resource Management
Labour Law and Industrial Relations
Research Methods in Industrial Relations
Industrial Relations in the Public Sector
The Comparative Industrial Relations and Teaching Society
ILERA COUNCIL MEMBERS
Argentina , Australia , Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia , Cyprus , Denmark , France , Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela.
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