External Events

Please note: For events of the International Society of Social Security & Labour Law (ISL& SSL), see the ISL&SSL page.

Upcoming Events

AIRAANZ 2017 Conference

The Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand is pleased to invite you to attend the 2017 Conference, to be held at the QT Hotel, Acton, Canberra, ACT, from Wednesday 8th February to Friday 10th February 2017.

The focus of the Conference is Reconsidering Gender and Industrial Relations. Key themes include the many facets of gender in the workplace, including gender, work and policy developments, gender and collectivism, pay equity, equal employment opportunity and diversity management, women in male-dominated areas, women working in the caring professions, work and family issues and issues affecting LGBTQI workers.

Further information about the Conference is available on the website: http://www.airaanz2017.org.au/

Labour Law Research Network Conference 3 Toronto

LLRN will hold its 3rd Conference in Toronto, Canada, from June 25-27, 2017. The first two such conferences – Barcelona 2013 and Amsterdam 2015 – were remarkably successful in drawing together scholars from around the world, and have established a tradition of the LLRN Conference as the largest and most important focal point for global labour law scholarship.

LLRN take the cartography of the law to be open, and therefore do not propose strict tracks or categories. They are confident that the conference will attract scholars and exciting scholarship on a wide range of issues and expect to structure the panels and presentations on a wide variety of topics related to the law of work broadly conceived. Nonetheless, LLRN encourages and particularly incites interventions that address the following themes which track their description and ambition for LLRN3: http://llrn3toronto.org/program/

Further information about the Conference is available on the website: http://llrn3toronto.org/

NEW DATES AND REGISTRATION OPEN: New Zealand Labour Law Society's Fourth Biennale Conference

New Zealand Labour Law Society's Fourth Biennale Conference will be held on 24-25 November 2017 at the School of Law, University of Canterbury, Christchurch. Conference theme: Labour law in transition in a globalised market.

Please click here to register.

The conference will focus on labour law in transition in a globalised world. The conference theme is intended to encompass new developments and emerging areas in labour law.

The conference aims to attract a wide range of papers including several from overseas jurisdictions and covering a wide variety of topics including but not limited to:

  • De-regulation of the workplace and the implications of globalisation
  • Implications of the recent amendments to health and safety law
  • Workplace stress, bullying and harassment
  • Restructuring, redundancy and redeployment
  • The implications of emerging technologies and the gig economy
  • Equality, human rights and precarious work. Keynote Speaker Judy Fudge, Professor of Employment and Labour Law, Kent Law School, University of Kent, United Kingdom. The conference also intends to actively involve students and junior practitioners in order to expose them to a range of contemporary ideas that will be invaluable to their development as lawyers. A call for papers will be made early 2017.

See the conference website: http://www.laws.canterbury.ac.nz/Labour_Law/index.shtml

Call for Abstracts - now open

We welcome abstracts for papers relating, but not limited, to the following topics:

  • De-regulation of the workplace and the implications of globalisation
  • Implications of the recent amendments to health and safety law
  • Workplace stress, bullying and harassment
  • Restructuring, redundancy and redeployment
  • The implications of emerging technologies and the gig economy
  • Equality, human rights and precarious work.

The deadline for abstracts is 1 August, 2017.

Submit an abstract: http://www.laws.canterbury.ac.nz/Labour_Law/abstracts.shtml

Keynote Speakers

Judy Fudge, Professor of Employment and Labour Law, Kent Law School, University of Kent, United Kingdom.

Professor Douglas Brodie, Associate Principal and Executive Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Scholarships

The conference will actively involve students. The University of Canterbury Law School in collaboration with the New Zealand Law Foundation and the New Zealand Law Society are offering ten scholarships for eligible students to attend the conference. See the conference website to apply for a scholarship:  http://www.laws.canterbury.ac.nz/Labour_Law/scholarships.shtm

For more information contact:

Annick Masselot, Associate Professor in Law
Email: annick.masselot@canterbury.ac.nz
Henry Holderness, Lecturer in Law
Email: henry.holderness@canterbury.ac.nz

Past Events

ILERA World Congress 2015

ILERA will hold its 17th World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, from 7-11 September 2015. The theme of the Congress is, 'The Changnig World of Work: Implications for Labour and Employment Relations and Social Protection'.

The ILERA World Congress brings together global individuals from several areas within the labour and employee relations disciplines. Such attendees include professors, doctoral candidates, researchers, experts, leaders and practitioners. There should be in excess of 500 delegates.

Further information about the Congress is available on the website: http://www.ilera2015.com

ISLSSL World Congress 2015

The International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL) will hold its 21st World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, from 15–18 September 2015.

The 21st World Congress promises to provide a platform for stimulating discussion on labour and social security law in a global environment where prolonged economic and social uncertainty appears to have become the norm.

This raises hard questions: how can labour law and social security continue serving the ends of collective regulation, equality in the workplace and social justice in developed and developing countries under conditions of relative economic austerity? How must the traditional concepts and institutions evolve to take account of what may well be fundamental shifts?

Further information about the World Congress, including details about the Call for Papers and Registration, is available on the website: http://www.labourlawcongress2015.co.za.