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Enhancing Capabilities through Labour Law. Informal Workers in India
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Droit des rapports collectifs du travail au Québec, 2e édition, Volume 2 - Les régimes particuliers
Éditions Yvon Blais, 2014

Élise Panier

L'État des relations de travail au Togo
L'Harmattan, 2014

Coutu, Fontaine, Marceau, Coiquaud


Droit des rapports collectifs du travail au Québec, 2e édition, Volume 1 - Le régime général
Éditions Yvon Blais, 2013

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Hazard or Hardship. Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work
Cornell University Press, 2013

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Special Issue on International Comparisons of Working Time

RI/IR, 2014, 69-1

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Welcome to the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work Website! (CRIMT, from its French equivalent Le Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la mondialisation et le travail). CRIMT is an interdisciplinary and interuniversity research centre which focuses on the theoretical and practical challenges of institutional and organizational renewal in the areas of work and employment in the global era. Drawing on more than eighty researchers from fifteen Canadian universities and thirty research institutes and universities in a dozen other countries, its three founding institutions are Université de Montréal, Université Laval and HEC Montréal. CRIMT receives major grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (through its Major collaborative Research Initiatives Program) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (Strategic Clusters Program).
 
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    7 June 2016 • Seminar

Employment Relations: Towards an internationally comparative framework of analysis

Greg Bamber
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

This paper discusses an internationally comparative approach to employment relations research. We start with the Varieties of Capitalism concept (VoC), and argue that it provides a useful initial framework for thinking about how to compare national employment relations systems. We reassess the VoC framework in light of the evidence summarised in the twelve country-specific chapters in the 6th (2016) edition of our book – International and Comparative Employment Relations. We argue that while our analyses provide evidence that supports aspects of the VoC approach, they also help to identify some of the limitations of this approach. We further illustrate these limitations by highlighting some of the increasing within-country differences that we found between countries, including the rise in non-standard work, dual patterns of employer coordination, and outsourcing and organisational fragmentation. This leads us to argue for an internationally-comparative approach that goes beyond simple models and that is capable of capturing a broader range of factors which reflect the connections between national economies as well as industry sector level features that shape employment relations.

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This seminar will start at 12:00 and take place in Room 415 (4th floor) of the 3744 Jean-Brillant Building, at Université de Montréal.

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    22 January 2015 • 3rd Pierre-Verge Conference

The third Pierre-Verge Conference, which took place on January 22nd, 2015, followed the publication of the book Autonomie collective et droit du travail. Mélanges en l'honneur du professeur Pierre Verge (Collective Autonomy and Labour Law. Essays in Honour of Professor Pierre Verge) (PUL, 2015). This book features twenty chapters on collective autonomy, a theme which was at the heart of this great jurist’s contribution and illustrious career.

Professor Guylaine Vallée (University of Montreal) presented her thoughts on plus de cinquante ans de recherche : la contribution de Pierre Verge à l’affirmation et à la recomposition du droit du travail (More than Fifty Years of Research: Pierre Verge's Contribution to the Affirmation and the Recomposition of Labour Law). Then, Professor Sylvio Normand (Laval University) shared his thoughts on Pierre Verge, doyen de la Faculté de droit de l’Université Laval (1973-1977) : un décanat de développement et de consolidation (Pierre Verge, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Université Laval (1973-1977): A Deanship of Development and Consolidation). Both have contributed as authors to the book.


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The 3rd Pierre-Verge Conference is a joint presentation of CRIMT and the Faculty of Law at Université Laval.
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    2015 • Ouvrage collectif

Research Handbook on Transnational Labour Law

Adelle Blackett, Anne Trebilcock (Eds.)
Research Handbooks in International Law series
Edward Elgar Publishing, 608 p. (ISBN: 978-1-78254-978-9)

PART I CONCEPTUALIZING TRANSNATIONAL LABOUR LAW

1. Conceptualizing Transnational Labour Law Adelle Blackett, Anne Trebilcock

PART II TRANSNATIONAL LABOUR LAW AS LAW

A Transnational Labour Law’s Methods 2. Global Organizing and Domestic Constraints Ashwini Sukthankar 3. Corporate Governance Structures and Practices: From Ordeal to Opportunities and Challenges for Transnational Labour Law Isabelle Martin 4. A ‘Dialogic’ Approach In Perspective Laurence Boisson De Chazournes 5. International Labour Indicators: Conceptual and Normative Snares Mark Barenberg 6. Due Diligence on Labour Issues – Opportunities and Limits of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Anne Trebilcock B Challenging Austerity, Facing Development: The North-South Challenge to Transnational Labour Law 7. Structural Adjustment, Economic Governance and Social Policy in a Regional Context: The Case of the Eurozone Crisis Zoe Adams, Simon Deakin 8. International Financial Institutions’ Approaches to Labour Law: The Case of the International Monetary Fund Franz Christian Ebert 9. Racism and the Regulation of Migrant Labour Adrian A. Smith 10. China’s Challenge to Labour Law in both the Global North and the Global South Sean Cooney 11. Anti-Austerity Activism Strategies: Combining Protest and Litigation in Spain Julia López López

PART III TRANSNATIONAL LABOUR LAW AS LABOUR LAW


A Freedom of Association in the Specificity of Labour Law
12. Pushback on the Right to Strike: Resisting the Thickening of Soft Law Janice R. Bellace 13. The Right to Take Collective Action: Prospects for Change in European Court of Justice Case Law in Light of European Court of Human Rights Decisions Reingard Zimmer 14. Freedom of Association in Deliberative Spaces: The ILO Credentials Committee Faina Milman-Sivan 15. Freedom Of Association In International Framework Agreements Renée-Claude Drouin 16. Transnational Labour Law and Collective Autonomy for Marginalized Workers: Reflections on Decent Work for Domestic Workers Adelle Blackett B On Human Rights and Equality: Does Transnational Labour Law Provide Spaces and Vehicles to Challenge Domestic Labour Law’s Exclusions? 17. Inclusive Equality and New Approaches to Discrimination in Transnational Labour Law Colleen Sheppard 18. Working Together Transnationally Cynthia Estlund 19. Can Human Rights Based Labour Policy Improve the Labour Rights Situation in Developing Countries? A Look at Mexico and the Countries of Central America Graciela Bensusán 20. Constitutionalising Labour in the Inter-American System on Human Rights Rose-Marie Belle Antoine C Emerging Roles for the ILO as an Actor in Transnational Labour Law 21. ILO Normative Action In Its Second Century: Escaping The Double Bind? Francis Maupain 22. The ILO’s Supervisory Bodies’ ‘Soft Law Jurisprudence’ Claire La Hovary 23. Pluralism and Privatization in Transnational Labour Regulation: Experience of the International Labour Organization Janelle M. Diller 24. Emergent Maritime Labour Law: Possible Implications for other Transnational Labour Fields Aimée Asante, Ben Chigara

PART IV TRANSNATIONAL LABOUR LAW AS TRANSNATIONAL

A Thickening Soft Law? ‘Privatising’ or Infusing Transnational Labour Law with Public International Law Norms? 25. Transnational Private Labour Regulation, Consumer-Citizenship and the Consumer Imaginary Kevin Kolben 26. Thickening Soft Law Through Consumocratic Law: A Pragmatic Approach P. Martin Dumas 27. Diffusion and Leveraging of Transnational Labour Norms by the OECD Jean-Marc Thouvenin 28. The Use of Arbitration to Decide International Labour Issues Kathleen Claussen B Beyond WTO Linkage: Emerging Directions and Social Regionalism 29. What The World Trade Organization Learned From The International Labour Organization Steve Charnovitz 30. Harnessing the Governance Capacity of the European Union: Transnational Labour Law Responses to the Exploitation of Migrant Agricultural Workers Jo Hunt 31. Private International Law Rules for Transnational Employment: Reflections from the European Union Aukje Van Hoek 32. Social Regionalism in the Southern Africa Development Community: The International, Regional and National Interplay of Labour Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms Pamhidai H. Bamu, Rutendo Mudarikwa 33. Labour Rights and Trade Agreements in the Americas Paula Church Albertson, Lance Compa C The Transnational Challenge to the Regulation of Labour as a Factor of Production: on Commodification 34. Trading in Services – Commodities and Beneficiaries Tonia Novitz 35. The Curious Incident of the ILO, Myanmar and Forced Labour Brian Langille 36. The Implications of Preparatory Works for the Debate Regarding Slavery, Servitude and Forced Labour Jean Allain 37. Child Labour and Fragile States in Sub-Saharan Africa: Reflections on Regional and International Responses Aristide Nononsi 38. A Transnational Law of Just Transitions for Climate Change and Labour David J. Doorey

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    2015 • Collection

Precarious Worlds: Contested Geographies of Social Reproduction

Katie Meehan, Kendra Strauss (Eds.)
Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation SpacerSpacer
University of Georgia Press, 216 p. (ISBN: 978-0-8203-4881-0)

Introduction : New Frontiers in Life’s Work • Kendra Strauss, Katie Meehan Part One – State Transformations 1. Return of the Nightwatchman State? Federalism, Social Reproduction, and Social Policy in Conservative Canada • Kate Bezanson 2. Just One Drop. Geopolitics and the Social Reproduction of Security in Southeast Turkey • Jessie H. Clark Part Two – Re-placing Care 3. Men at Life’s Work. Structural Transformation, Inertial Heteronormtivity, and Crisis • Andrew Gorman-Murray 4. Enacting a Postcapitalist Politics through the Sites and Practices of Life’s Work • Oona Morrow, Kelly Dombroski Part Three – Bodies and Barriers 5. Whose Lives, Which Work? Class Discrepancies in Life’s Work • Barbara Ellen Smith, Jamie Winders 6. Reproduction…Amplified. Life’s Work for African American Women in Milwaukee • Brenda Parker Part Four – Working Materialities 7. Dirty Work in the City. Garbage and the Crisis of Social Reproduction in Dakar • Rosalind Fredericks 8. Making Shrimp and Unmaking Shrimpers in the Mississippi and Mekong Deltas • Brian Marks Conclusion: Demanding Life’s Work • Cindi Katz, Sallie A. Marston, Katharyne Mitchell

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    2015 • Monograph

Trust in a Complex World. Enriching Community


Charles Heckscher
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Oxford University Press, 336 pages (ISBN: 978-0-19-870855-1)

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    2015 • Collection

Working through the Past. Labor and Authoritarian Legacies in Comparative Perspective

Teri L. Caraway, Maria Lorena Cook, Stephen Crowley (Eds.)
Cornell University Press (ILR Press), 296 p. (ISBN: 978-0-8014-5351-9)

Introduction: Labor and Authoritarian Legacies Teri L. Caraway, Stephen Crowley, Maria Lorena Cook 1. Strength amid Weakness: Legacies of Labor in Post-Suharto Indonesia Teri L. Caraway 2. Labor's Political Representation: Divergent Paths in Korea and Taiwan Yoonkyung Lee 3. Authoritarian Legacies and Labor Weakness in the Philippines Jane Hutchison 4. The Peculiarities of Communism and the Emergence of Weak Unions in Poland David Ost 5. Exceptionalism and Its Limits: The Legacy of Self-Management in the Former Yugoslavia Marko Grdesic 6. Russia's Labor Legacy: Making Use of the Past Stephen Crowley 7. State-Corporatist Legacies and Divergent Paths: Argentina and Mexico Graciela Bensusán, Maria Lorena Cook 8. "Your Defensive Fortress": Workers and Vargas’s Legacies in Brazil Adalberto Cardoso 9. Living in the Past or Living with the Past?: Reflections on Chilean Labor Unions Twenty Years into Democracy Volker Frank 10. Transformation without Transition: China’s Maoist Legacies in Comparative Perspective Mary E. Gallagher Conclusion: The Comparative Analysis of Regime Change and Labor Legacies Ruth Berins Collier, Andrés Schipani

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    2015 • Monograph

Petit traité du compromis. L'art de la concession


Christian Thuderoz
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Presses universitaires de France, 376 pages (ISBN: 978-2-13-063491-1)

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    2015 • Collection

Autonomie collective et droit du travail. Mélanges en l'honneur du professeur Pierre Verge

Dominic Roux (Ed.)
Collection Travail et emploi à l'ère de la mondialisation SpacerSpacer
Presses de l'Université Laval, 622 p. (ISBN: 978-2-7637-2568-0)

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La contribution scientifique de Pierre Verge à l’affirmation et à la recomposition du droit du travail • Guylaine Vallée 2.
Un décanat de développement et de consolidation • Sylvio Normand 3.
Autonomie collective et pluralisme juridique : Georges Gurvitch, Hugo Sinzheimer et le droit du travail • Michel Coutu 4.
Corporatism, Neo-Corporatism, and Freedom of Association • Adrián Goldin 5.
Le syndicat obligatoire au Québec : une contrainte individuelle à la faveur de l’autonomie collective • Pierre Verge, Christian Brunelle, Anne-Marie Laflamme, Dominic Roux 6.
« La convention collective lie tous les salariés... » mais, sans les ligoter ! (art. 67 C.t.) Me Fernand Morin 7.
La solubilité de la convention collective dans son environnement normatif : quelques réflexions sur une mutation institutionnelle L’honorable Louis LeBel 8.
Regulating Strikes in Essential (and Other) Services after the “New Trilogy” Bernard Adell † 9.
L’arbitrage de grief et le développement de la spécificité du droit du travail : une contribution reconnue Denis Nadeau • 10.
Embracing Collective Rights: Unions and the New Struggle for Relevance and Autonomy—A View fromthe Commonwealth Caribbean • Rose-Marie Belle Antoine 11.
Collective Autonomy in New Zealand • Paul Roth 12.
Social Partners’ Autonomy and its Limits. A Polish Perspective • Michal Sewerynski 13.
Le droit français du travail est-il toujours un droit de protection des salariés ? • Jean Pélissier 14.
Les tribunaux judiciaires et les conflits collectifs de travail en Amérique latine • Héctor-Hugo Barbagelata 15.
La détermination des conditions collectives de travail dans l’entreprise au Japon : le règlement intérieur et la modification des conditions de travail • Yasuo IshiI 16.
The Wagner Model and International Freedom of Association Standards • Lance Compa 17.
Strike Ban for Public Servants in Germany—an International Anachronism • Udo R. Mayer 18.
L’autonomie collective, élément clé du travail décent des travailleuses et travailleurs domestiques • Adelle Blackett 19.
The New Public and Private International Labour Regulations and Their Implementation Experiences • Pablo Lazo Grandi 20.
Organisations nouvelles du travail et représentation collective des travailleurs • Jean-Michel Servais 21.
Repenser les politiques des rapports collectifs de travail à l’ère des entreprises transnationales • Gregor Murray

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    2015 • Collection

Perspectives multidimensionnelles sur les restructurations d'entreprise

Patrice Jalette, Linda Rouleau (Eds.)
Collection Travail et emploi à l'ère de la mondialisation Spacer
Presses de l'Université Laval, 376 p. (ISBN: 978-2-7637-2307-5)

Introduction. Appréhender les multiples dimensions des restructurations d’entreprise • Patrice Jalette, Linda Rouleau, Annette Hayden Les restructurations d’entreprise au Québec 2003-2010: ampleur, nature et logiques • Patrice Jalette Économie politique international des restructurations: l’industrie de la fabrication automobile des États-Unis et les turbulences du capitalisme mondial, 1979-2008 • Étienne Cantin La restructuration de la propriété des entreprises et la crise financière mondiale • David Peetz, Georgina Murray La gestion des restructurations en Europe: une analyse comparative des réponses des acteurs locaux aux changements dans les entreprises dans différents régimes nationaux du marché du travail • Valéria Pulignano, Vickie Dekocker Les restructurations: reflet des initiatives stratégiques des acteurs • Mélanie Laroche, Robert Hickey Restructuration industrielles au Mexique: dimension sociale et syndicats • Graciela Bensusán, Jorge Carrillo L’entreprise, les restructurations et le droit : une perspective sociojuridique • Michel Coutu, Julie Bourgault Construire un compromis social lors d’une restructuration : entre traduction, accommodation et formalisation • Rachel Beaujolin-Bellet, Linda Rouleau Scène et coulisses de la négociation d’un plan social • Marie-France Khalidi Les politiques syndicales en réponse à la restructuration du secteur manufacturier : une comparaison internationale • Christopher Schenk, Robert Hickey Restructurations industrielles en contexte de licenciement collectif : une étude empirique relative à l’industrie forestière au Québec • Philippe Bergeron, Tania Claes, Michel Coutu, Guy Rocher Transferts d’activités et dynamiques d’acteurs : proposition d’un cadre d’analyse • Patrice Jalette L’accompagnement social territorial des restructurations : reconversion, réindustrialisation, dialogue territorial • Marie Raveyre Du district industriel au cluster : différenciation et internationalisation des systèmes industriels locaux • Philippe Barré

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    2014 • Collection

L'Amérique latine: laboratoire du politique autrement

Nancy Thede, Mélanie Dufour-Poirier (Eds.)
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Presses de l'Université du Québec, 286 p. (ISBN: 978-2-7605-4134-4)

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    2014 • Monograph

Enhancing Capabilities through Labour Law. Informal Workers in India


Supriya Routh
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Routledge, 284 pages (ISBN: 978-0-415-72605-4)

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    2014 • Handbook

Droit des rapports collectifs du travail au Québec, 2e édition, Volume 2 - Les régimes particuliers


M. Coutu, L. L. Fontaine, G. Marceau, U. Coiquaud
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Éditions Yvon Blais, 598 pages (ISBN: 978-2-89635-985-1)

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    2014 • Monograph

L'État et les relations de travail au Togo


Élise Panier
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L'Harmattan, 692 pages (ISBN: 978-2-343-01256-8)

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    2013 • Handbook

Droit des rapports collectifs du travail au Québec, 2e édition, Volume 1 - Le régime général


M. Coutu, L. L. Fontaine, G. Marceau, U. Coiquaud
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Éditions Yvon Blais, 1068 pages (ISBN: 978-2-89635-922-6)

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    2013 • Monograph

Hazard or Hardship. Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work


Jeffrey Hilgert
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Cornell University Press, 224 pages (ISBN: 978-0-8014-5189-8)

Book review (Guy Mundlak, January 2015, Vol.68, No.1, pp. 242-243)

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    2013 Collection

Women and Austerity. The Economic Crisis and the Future for Gender Equality

Maria Karamessini, Jill Rubery (Eds.)Spacer
Routledge, 368 pages (ISBN: 978-0-415-81537-6)

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    2013 • Working Paper

The Euro Crisis and its Impact on National and European Social Policies

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Christophe Degryse, Maria Jepsen, Philippe Pochet
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European Trade Union Institute, 44 pages (ISSN 1994-4454 - PDF)

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    2013 • Collection

Temporary Work, Agencies, and Unfree Labour: Insecurity in the New World of Work
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Judy Fudg, Kendra Strauss
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Routledge, 218 pages (ISBN: 978-0-415-53650-9)


Kendra Strauss, Judy Fudge • Temporary Work, Agencies and Unfree Labour: Insecurity in the New World of Work Nik Theodore, Jamie Peck • Selling Flexibility: Temporary Staffing in a Volatile Economy Michael Wynn • Power Politics and Precariousness: The Regulation of Temporary Agency Work in the European Union Judy Fudge, Daniel Parrott • Placing Filipino Caregivers in Canadian Homes: Regulating Transnational Employment Agencies in British Columbia Neil M. Coe, Kevin Ward • The Creation of Distinctive National Temporary Staffing Markets Paul Benjamin • The Persistence of Unfree Labour: The Rise of Temporary Employment Agencies in South Africa and Namibia Feng Xu • Temporary Work in China: Precarity in an Emerging Labour Market Kendra Strauss • Unfree Labour and the Regulation of Temporary Agency Work in the UK Stéphanie Bernstein, Guylaine Vallée • Leased Labour and the Erosion of Workers’ Protection: The Boundaries of the Regulation of Temporary Employment Agencies in Québec

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    2013 • Collection

Rethinking Workplace Regulation. Beyond the Standard Contract of Employment
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Katherine V.W. Stone, Harry Arthurs
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Russell Sage Foundation, 440 pages (ISBN: 978-0-87154-859-7)

Katherine V.W. Stone, Harry Arthurs 1. The Transformation of Employment Regimes: A Worldwide Challenge Part I t he New Political Economy of Employment Morley Gunderson 2. Changes in the Labor Market and the Nature of Employment in Western Countries Robert Kuttner 3. Labor Market Regulation and the Global Economic Crisis Katherine V.W. Stone 4. The Decline of the Standard Contract of Employment in the United States: A Socio-Regulatory Perspective Part II Revising Legal Conceptions of Employment Mark Freedland 5. Burying Caesar: What Was the Standard Employment Contract? Bruno Caruso 6. “The Employment Contract Is Dead! Hurrah for the Work Contract!” A European Perspective Part III The Restructuring of Labor Market Institutions Thomas Haipeter 7. Erosion, Exhaustion, or Renewal? New Forms of Collective Bargaining in Germany Jelle Visser 8. Flexibility and Security in Post–Standard Employment Relations: The Netherlands Ida Regalia 9. Regional and Local Experiments for Labor Market Policy in Europe Takashi Araki 10. New Forms of Dispute Resolution: Japan’s Labor Tribunal System Alexander J.S. Colvin 11. Organizational Primacy: Employment Conflict in a Post–Standard Contract World Part IV Beyond the Employment Nexus Thomas Bredgaard 12. Flexibility and Security in Employment Regulation: Learning from Denmark Michael Rawling, John Howe 13. The Regulation of Supply Chains: An Australian Contribution to Cross-National Legal Learning Keisuke Nakamura, Michio Nitta 14. Organizing Nonstandard Workers in Japan: Old Players and New Players Part V Social Policy in Changing Labor Markets Anthony O’Donnell 15. Safety Nets and Transition Assistance: Continuity and Change in a Liberal Welfare State Kendra Strauss 16. Flexible Work, Flexible Pensions: Labor Market Change and the Evolution of Retirement Savings Chapter Julie C. Suk 17. Work-Family Balance and Gender Equality: Pension Reform and Antidiscrimination Law Julia López, Consuelo Chacartegui, César G. Cantón 18. Social Rights in Changing Labor Markets: Caring for Caregivers in the European Union Part VI L earning Without Borders Harry Arthurs 19. Cross-National Legal Learning: The Uses of Comparative Labor Knowledge, Law, and Policy Katherine V.W. Stone Appendix. The Decline in the Standard Employment Contract: A Review of the Evidence

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    2013 • Collection

Transnational Trade Unionism. Building Union Power
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Peter Fairbrother, Marc-Antonin Hennebert, Christian Lévesque
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Routledge, 304 pages (ISBN: 978-0-415-81880-3)

Part 1: Workplace Trade Unions: Bridging the Local and the Global Peter Fairbrother, Marc-Antonin Hennebert, Christian Lévesque 1. Introduction Mark Anner 2. Workers’ Power: Fighting Sweatshop Practices at Russell Athletic in Honduras Mélanie Dufour-Poirier, Christian Lévesque 3. Building North-South Transnational Trade Union Alliances: Prospects and Challenges Christian Lévesque, Gregor Murray, Chrsitian Dufour, Adelheid Hege 4. Trade Union Strategies in Cross-Border Actions: Articulating Institutional Specificity with Local Power Dynamics Michèle Descolonges 5. The Fragilities of East-West Union Cooperation: A Strike at Renault-Dacia Part 2: National Trade Unions: Shaping New Forms of Solidarity Peter Fairbrother 6. Building Transnational Unionism: Australian Transport Maritime Unions in the World Armel Brice Adanhounme, Christian Lévesque 7. Creating Spaces for Labor Internationalism: National Industrial Unions in the Southern Hemisphere and their Strategies Valeria Pulignano, Volker Telljohaan, Isabel Da Costa, Udo Rehfeldt 8. Local Actors and Transnational Structures: Explaining Trends in Multinational Company-Level Negotiations in Europe Richard Hyman 9. European Trade Unions and the Long March through the Institutions: From Integration to Contention? Part 3: International Trade Unionism: Crafting Institutions for the 21st Century Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick 10. The International Labor Movement: Structures and Dynamics Michael Fichter, Markus Helfen, Katharina Schiederig 11. Transnational Solidarity around Global Production Networks? Reflections on the Strategy of International Framework Agreements Marc-Antonin Hennebert, Reynald Bourque 12. Opening the Black Box of Cross-Border Union Alliances: A Case Study Nikolaus Hammer 13. Labor Standards in Segmented Markets: The Construction Industry in Delhi and MoscowConclusion Peter Fairbrother, Marc-Antonin Hennebert, Christian Lévesque 14. Futures of Transnational Unionism

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    2013 Collection

Building More Effective Labour-Management Relationships

Richard P. Chaykowski, Robert Hickey (Eds.)Spacer
McGill-Queen's University Press, 160 pages (ISBN: 978-1-553-39306-1)

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    2013 • Collection

Employment Relations in Europe. Institutions and Outcomes in the Age of Globalization
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Jim Arrowsmith, Valeria Pulignano
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Routledge, 232 pages (ISBN: 978-0-415-87593-6)

James Arrowsmith, Valeria Pulignano 1. Introduction Keith Sisson 2. Private Sector Employment Relations in Western Europe: Collective Bargaining Under Pressure? Miguel Martínez Lucio, Maria González Menéndez 3. Worker Voice Under Pressure: Collective Workplace Representation and the Challenge of Multiplying Spaces and ActorsGiuseppe Della Rocca 4. Employment Relations in the Public Services: Between Hierarchy and Contract Guglielmo Meardi 5. Emerging Systems of Employment Relations in Central Eastern European Countries Maarten Keune, Kurt Vandaele 6. Wage Regulation in the Private Sector: Moving Further Away From a ‘Solidaristic Wage Policy’? James Arrowsmith 7. Working Time in Europe Ludger Pries 8. Transformations in Work Organisation and Labour Regulation Valeria Pulignano 9. Governing Complexity, Diversity and Uncertainty in the Changing European Space Jonathan Winterton, Nigel Haworth 10. Employability Ton Wilthagen, Ruud Muffels, Heejung Chung 11. The ‘State Of Affairs’ of Flexicurity in Industrial Relations: Assessing Country Performance Using Transition Indicators James Arrowsmith, Valeria Pulignano 12. Conclusion: The Transformation of Employment Relations within the European Union: a Common Process of Fragmentation

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    2013 • Handbook

Industrial Relations in Ireland
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J. Wallace, P. Gunnigle, G. McMahon, M. O'Sullivan
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Gill & McMillan, 528 pages (ISBN: 978-0-717-14381-8)

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    2014 • Industrial & Labor Relations Review

Special Issue on International Comparisons of Working Time

Volume 67, Number 3

Peter Berg, Gerhard Bosch, Jean Charest (Eds.)

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Symposium: Challenges for work and workers in the knowledge economy

Volume 69, Number 1

Larry Haiven (Ed.)

Larry Haiven • Challenges for Work and Workers in the Knowledge Economy: Introduction Larry Haiven • Défis pour le travail et les travailleurs dans une économie du savoir : introduction Marie-Josée Legault, Johanna Weststar • Comment jouer la régulation dans l’industrie du jeu vidéo? Shelagh Campbell • Erosion and Renewal of Professional Powers in Public Sector Employment: The Role of Occupational Community Marcelo Vieta • Learning in Struggle: Argentina’s New Worker Cooperatives as Transformative Learning Organizations

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    2013 • Les Cahiers de droit

Concilier la productivité de l’entreprise et la protection de la santé, de la sécurité et de la dignité du salarié : des solutions novatrices en France et au Québec

Volume 54, Numbers 2-3

Anne-Marie Laflamme, Christian Brunelle (Eds.)

Anne-Marie Laflamme, Christian Brunelle • Présentation : concilier la productivité de l’entreprise et la protection de la santé, de la sécurité et de la dignité du salarié : des solutions novatrices en France et au Québec Christian Brunelle, Mélanie Samson • L’exclusion de la preuve obtenue en violation du droit à la vie privée des salariés : à chacun sa vérité ? Geneviève Beaudin, Stéphane Fillion • Les frontières entre la vie privée et la vie professionnelle : revue jurisprudentielle Bernard Bossu, Alexandre Barège • Preuve et surveillance des salariés : regard français Johanne Drolet, Karim Lebnan • Les défis du télétravail à l’égard de la vie privée du télétravailleur Isabelle Desbarats • Entre la protection des salariés et la performance de l’entreprise : la gestation d’un droit français du télétravail Annick Desjardins, Céline Giguère • Santé mentale au travail : l’échec du droit à épouser une approche systémique Anne-Marie Laflamme, Maude Bégin-Robitaille • La santé mentale et les accommodements raisonnables au travail : mythe ou réalité ? Céline Czuba, Paul Frimat • Les risques psychosociaux : de quoi parle-t-on ? L’approche française du droit de la santé mentale au travail Sophie Fantoni-Quinton • L’insuffisance du droit de l’inaptitude à maintenir en emploi les salariés victimes de souffrances au travail Anne Pineau • Conjuguer relations tripartites et sous-traitance avec travail decent Stéphanie Abellard, Pierre-Yves Verkindt • Prévenir les atteintes à la santé des travailleurs dans les opérations de sous-traitance et de mise à disposition de personnel Laurence Léa Fontaine • La réglementation française des agences de location de personnel : l’intégration des travailleurs temporaires dans les communautés d’origine et d’accueil

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    2013 • Industrial & Labor Relations Review

Multinational Companies in Cross-National Context

Volume 66, Number 3

Tony J. Edwards, Paul Marginson, Anthony Ferner (Eds.)

Tony J. Edwards, Paul Marginson, Anthony Ferner • Multinational Companies in Cross-National Context: Integration, Differentiation and the Interactions between MNCs and Nation States Paul K. Edwards, Rocio Sanchez-Mangas, Olga Tregaskis, Christian Levesque, Anthony McDonnell, Javier Quintanilla • Human Resource Management Practices in the Multinational Company: A Test of System, Societal, and Dominance Effects Paul Marginson, Jonathan Lavelle, Javier Quintanilla, Duncan Adam, Rocío Sánchez-Mangas • Variation in Approaches to European Works Councils in Multinational Companies Anthony Ferner, Jacques Bélanger, Olga Tregaskis, Michael Morley, Javier Quintanilla • U.S. Multinationals and the Control of Subsidiary Employment Policies Tony J. Edwards, Olga Tregaskis, David Collings, Patrice Jalette, Lourdes Susaeta • Control over Employment Practice in Multinationals: Subsidiary Functions, Corporate Structures, and National Systems J. Ryan Lamare, Patrick Gunnigle, Paul Marginson, Gregor Murray • Union Status and Double-Breasting at Multinational Companies in Three Liberal Market Economies

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    2013 • Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal

Broken Paradigms: Labor Law in the Wake of Globalization and the Economic Crisis

Volume 34, Number 4

Michel Coutu, Martine LeFriant, Gregor Murray (Eds.)

Michel Coutu, Martine Le Friant, Gregor Murray • Broken Paradigms: Labor Law in the Wake of Globalization and the Economic Crisis Harry Arthurs • Labor Law as the Law of Economic Subordination and Resistance: A Thought Experiment Michel Coutu • With Hugo Sinzheimer and Max Weber in Mind: The Current Crisis and the Future of Labor Law Martine LeFriant • Collective Autonomy: Hope or Danger Graciela Bensusan • Legislation and Labor Policy in Latin America: Crisis, Renovation, or Restoration Immaculada Baviera • Employment Stability in Spanish Labor Law: Between Regulatory Tradition and Social Reality Marie-Ange Moreau • The Reconceptualization of the Employment Relationship and Labor Rights through Transnationality Jeffrey Hilgert • Future of Workplace Health and Safety as a Fundamental Human Right

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    2013 • Industrial Relations Journal

Workplace representatives: strategic actors of union renewal?

Volume 44, Number 4

G. Murray, C. Lévesque, C. Dufour, A. Hege (Eds.)

Gregor Murray, Christian Lévesque, Christian Dufour, Adelheid Hege • Workplace representatives: strategic actors of union renewal? Christian Dufour, Adelheid Hege • Understanding diversity in collective representation: common principles underlying the performance of workplace representatives in different representation regimes Melanie Simms • Workplace trade union activists in UK service sector organising campaigns Catherine Le Capitaine, Gregor Murray, Christian Lévesque • Empowerment and union workplace delegates: a gendered analysis Ingrid Artus • Precarious delegates: irregular forms of employee interest representation in Germany David Peetz, Michael Alexander • A synthesis of research on training of union delegates

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Jean-Noël Grenier, Patrice Jalette • Le secteur public et les services publics dans la tourmente de la crise économique : défis, stratégies et perspectives d’avenir: introduction Jean-Noël Grenier, Patrice Jalette • Public Sector, Public Services and Economic Crisis : Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies : Introduction Patrice Jalette, Jean-Noël Grenier,  Jérémie Hains-Pouliot • Restructuration de la fonction publique québécoise : configurations et conséquences disparates Robert Hickey • End-users, Public Services, and Industrial Relations: The Restructuring of Social Services in Ontario Étienne Cantin • The Politics of Austerity and the Conservative Offensive against US Public Sector Unions Cameron Roles, Michael O’Donnell, Peter Fairbrother • The Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis and Union Strategies in the Australian Public Service

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    2012 • Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal

Freedom of Association in Private Transnational Law: How Enforceable are the Commitments of European Countries in North America?

Volume 33, Number 4

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Matthew Finkin, Sanford Jacoby • Introduction Kevin Banks, Elizabeth Shilton • Corporate Commitments to Freedom of Association: Is There a Role for Enforcement Under Canadian Law? James J. Brudney • Envisioning Enforcement of Freedom of Association Standards in Corporate Codes: A Journey for Sinbad or Sisyphus? Alvin L. Goldman • Enforcement of International Framework Agreements Under U.S. Law Lance Compa, Fred Feinstein • Enforcing European Corporate Commitments to Freedom of Association by Legal and Industrial Action in the United States: Enforcement by Induatrial Action Dimitris Stevis, Michael Fichter • International Framework Agreements in the United States: Escaping, Projecting, or Globalizing Social Dialogues? Marc-Antonin Hennebert, Peter Fairbrother, Christian Lévesque • The Mobilization of International Framework Agreements: A Source of Power for Social Actors? Gregor Murray • Can Multiple Weak Ties Reverse the Social Regulation Deficit? Multinational Companies and Labor Regulation Rüdiger Krause • International Framework Agreements As Instrument for the Legal Enforcement of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining? The German Case Christopher D. Pigott • Freedom of Association in Private Transnational Law: How Enforceable Are the Commitments of European Companies in North America?

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    2012 • Canadian Journal of Women and the Law

Professional Immigrant Women: Access and Integration of Labour

Volume 24, Number 1

France Houle (Ed.)

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France Houle • Éditorial Femmes immigrantes professionnelles et de métier : accès et intégration au travail France Houle • Editorial Professional Immigrant Women: Access and Integration of Labour Seori Choi, Lenore Lyons • Gender, Citizenship, and Women's 'Unskilled' Labour: The Experience of Filipino Migrant Nurses in Singapore Nouria Ouali • Précarité et déclassement des migrantes diplômées non européennes : menace sur leur projet d'émancipation Maude Boulet • Le degré de déqualification professionnelle et son effet sur les revenus d'emploi des femmes immigrantes membres d'une minorité visible du Québec Marie-Thérèse Chicha • Discrimination systémique et intersectionnalité : la déqualification des immigrantes à Montréal Myriam Hachimi Alaoui • L'intégration sous condition : valeurs non négociables et égalité des sexes Tuulia Law • Cashing in on Cachet?: Ethnicity and Gender in the Strip Club

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    31 October 2013 • Master Class

Représentation collective : trajectoires d'acteurs, cheminement de chercheurs

Christian Dufour
CRIMT
Adelheid Hege
Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES) / CRIMT

Christian Dufour and Adelheid Hege are recognized as leading experts in the field of union representation. Their comparative research on everyday collective representation – conducted as part of the scientific program of the Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES) – has resulted in numerous publications on trade unionism and its renewal.

This conference drew on long-term observations of labour relations and labour relations actors in the European context. Their extensive fieldwork has, over time, resulted in the development of a number of hypotheses about the sociological foundations of collective employee representation. These hypotheses continue to be refined and tested, especially in the face of profound changes that have occurred since the 1980s, not only within the actors’ environment, but also to the actors themselves.


This seminar was held at the University of Montreal.

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    17 October 2013 • Research Seminar

A Forgotten Cohort: Citizenship at Work and Persons with Disabilities

Ron McCallum
University of Sydney, Australia / CRIMT

The 2011 World Health Organisation/World Bank report on disability showed that 15% of the world's population, approximately one billion people, are persons with disabilities. Approximately 80% live in developing countries, and in most nations disability is synonymous with poverty.

One of the hallmarks of citizenship is employment or self-employment. Work not only enables us to earn remuneration to support ourselves and our families, but it enables us to contribute to the growth of our nation through the utilisation of our skills.

Yet in countries like Canada and Australia, persons with disabilities are a forgotten cohort. This is because our levels of employment or of self-employment are far lower than is the case with other groups, except perhaps for first nations peoples. In a 2009 OECD background paper, it is noted that the employment rate of persons with disabilities and health problems in the thirteen countries under study was 40% which is slightly over half the general employment participation rate which was close to 75%. Not until the levels of employment and of self-employment are improved for persons with disabilities will most disabled persons attain full and meaningful citizenship.

In this presentation, first, I shall examine article 27 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which exhorts governments to implement programs to facilitate the undertaking of work in the open labour market by persons with disabilities.

Second, as a Vice-Chairperson and the immediate past Chairperson of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Committee), I will detail the experiences of this monitoring body on the employment of persons with disabilities.

Finally, a brief exploration of the work undertaken by the ILO on the employment of persons with disabilities will be undertaken. In particular, the ILO Convention 159 on Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Disabled Persons) 1983, and the Code of Practice – Managing Disability in the Workplace, 2001, will be discussed.

This seminar was held at the University of Montreal.

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    9 October 2013 • Multimedia Compendium

On October 25, 26 and 27, 2012, CRIMT and its partners held an international conference on Union Futures, which focused on the innovations, strategies and changes implemented by local, national and transnational unions
.

The conference was organized around two main activities: 1) a Forum on Union Innovation, which took place on October 26, 2012 and brought together trade unionists and university researchers and 2) two Study Days, during which more than one hundred and fifty leading international researchers presented the results of their latest research on union strategies and innovations (25 and 27 October, 2012).


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    10 May 2013 • CRIMT-CRSDD Seminar

Penser l’entreprise comme institution aujourd’hui – L’apport de la
sociologie


Denis Segrestin
Universités à Sciences Po (Paris)
Centre de sociologie des organisations (CSO)

Summary:

L’entreprise peut-elle être observée comme une institution sociale ? Nous l’avons affirmé en d’autres temps, alors que l’on pouvait déceler les signes de la « réhabilitation de l’entreprise » dans la société. Nous le réaffirmons aujourd’hui, en dépit d’une conjoncture adverse dans laquelle la firme est soupçonnée d’avoir sacrifié à la fois sa « forme » et son « âme ». A cette fin, nous remontons aux sources de la théorie de la firme : par-delà le couple hiérarchie / marché, on y retrouve le fil rouge d’une analyse qui postule la nature foncièrement sociale de l’activité économique. Toute une série de questions-clés resurgissent : la singularité des échanges dans l’entreprise en réseau ; l’attachement des firmes à des « régimes » particuliers du capitalisme ; les enjeux politiques sous-jacents au contrôle des firmes. Poursuivant sur cette voie, on réalise qu’il reste bien des « ressorts » à l’entreprise-institution d’aujourd’hui.

This seminar was held at the University of Montreal.

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    25 March 2013 • CRIMT Seminar

Given that Capitalist Exploitation in Work and Employment Continues, How Are Workers Responding?


Gregor Gall
Bradford University School of Management, Royaume-Uni

A survey of how workers are responding to continued exploitation and oppression suggests that there is limited innovation in forms and expression of conflict at work in the global north. Consequently, the efficacy of defending and advancing is declining. By contrast, in the global south workers are learning and deploying not only the historical tactics of workers in the global north but also developing some new techniques and tactics. This suggest that the direction of knowledge should be from the south to the north in the transnational workers' movement.

This seminar was held at the University of Montreal.

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    23 November 2012 • Research Seminar

Legal Pluralism and Globalization


Jean-Guy Belley
McGill University

Summary:

Nous sommes nombreux à partager l'intuition d'une affinité élective entre 'mondialisation' et 'pluralisme juridique' ( P.J. ). Mais il y a plusieurs manières de comprendre et de problématiser cette affinité. À partir de la sociologie, le P.J. se conçoit comme la manifestation d' une crise radicale du droit moderne induite par la mondialisation. À partir de la science juridique, la mondialisation se conçoit, à l'inverse , comme le produit de la mobilisation du droit moderne portée au niveau mondial. À partir du droit public, le P.J. est celui des sources formelles ou informelles de droit objectif promues ou reconnues par les institutions étatiques et interétatiques. À partir du droit privé, le P.J. est celui des modes de création des droits subjectifs par et pour les opérateurs transnationaux; il est impulsé notamment par une extension et une adaptation des techniques du contrat et de la personnalité morale. Techniciens de l'ombre ou intellectuels organiques, les juristes qui se mettent au service des acteurs de la mondialisation sont les nouvelles élites de la pratique et de la théorie du droit. À leurs yeux, le P.J. n'est plus une hétérodoxie sociale, mais la nouvelle orthodoxie de la science du droit.

This seminar was held at the University of Montreal.

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    12 November 2012 • Research Seminar

The German Labour Market After The Financial Crisis: Miracle or just a good policy mix?


Gerhard Bosch
University Duisburg-Essen
Institute for Work, Skills and Training, Germany

In the wake of the financial crisis, the German economy experienced its most severe slump since the Second World War. However, the effects on the labour market were different from those experienced in all other previous economic crises. Employment did not decline as expected and unemployment did not rise. Moreover, youth unemployment did not increase, in contrast to experience in virtually all other European countries. This paper sets out to investigate this German employment ‘miracle’. It will be shown that state-subsidised short-time working arrangements were not alone in preventing a collapse in unemployment but that a key role was also played by several other working time instruments incorporated into collective agreements concluded between trade unions and employers. Nor should the role of the parties to collective bargaining in avoiding an increase in youth unemployment be overlooked either. “Dismissing hours and not workers” a recession can maintain production potential and speficic skills, avoid long-term scar effects of unemployment, reduce excessive demands on labour market policy through a massive increase in unemployment, and strengthens social cohesion.

This seminar was held at the University of Montreal.

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    18 October 2012 • Research Seminar

The Shop Steward in the Danish Industrial Relations Model: A flawless change from centralization to decentralization of the collective bargaining system


Steen E. Navrbjerg
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The shop steward is a corner stone of the Danish Industrial Relations (IR) model.  Shop stewards are the main drivers for cooperation at the company level and the importance of the role of the shop steward has further increased in the context of the decentralization of collective bargaining.

In this conference, Steen Navrbjerg presents the Danish model of industrial relations and show how the Danish system has managed to change from a centralized to decentralized system, without losing shop stewards’ interest and motivation in the process.

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    9 October 2012 • Research Seminar

Strategic HRM in Multinational Corporations: When Practice Meets Theory


Dana Minbaeva
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

This presentation put emphasis on strategy implementation as the focal construct in strategic HRM. It started with a discussion of HR-related challenges multinational corporations (MNCs) are facing in the dynamic and highly competitive global marketplace. Then, focusing on global talent management, it explained how the fit between the global HR architecture and the strategic business processes can enhance the effectiveness of MNCs’ strategic responses to the identified challenges.  

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    15 June 2012 • 2nd Pierre Verge Conference

Le droit du travail français est-il encore un droit de protection des salariés?

Jean Pélissier
Emeritus Professor, Université Toulouse I, France

This seminar was held at Université Laval.

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    11 April 2012 • Master Class

Thinking about social regulation : theoretical and practical issues

Christian Thuderoz
INSA-Lyon, France

(Still) thinking about social regulation (negotiation), 50 years after Walton and McKersie and Allan Flanders, 30 years after Howard Raiffa and Bill Zartman: is it useful? Yes, because it establishes a rational-negotiated (and more efficient) model of decision-making at a time when traditional hierarchical institutions are in decline, the demands for employees to participate in decisions concerning their lives and work are increasing and it is becoming urgent to rethink work and its institutions in light of new social regulations which bring about new and more intense arrangements. We must, therefore, think about this (negotiated) re-written landscape of how we live together within the business organization. What theoretical tools do we apply? To achieve what kind of changes? How do we equip the actors?

Christian Thuderoz and Reynauld Bourque, both CRIMT co-researchers, are the authors of Sociologie de la négociation (2011), published by Presses Universitaires de Rennes.

This seminar was held at University of Montreal.

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24 November 2011

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Jumping Scale, Crossing Space: The JfJ and Organzing Cleaners for Global Strength

Luis LM Aguiar

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  Commaille
28-29 October 2011

International Seminar


Freedom of Association in Private Transnational Law: How Enforceable are the Commitments of European Countries in North America?

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  Queens
14 October 2011

Seminar


La notion de 'politiques publiques' vue par la sociologie du droit

Jacques Commaille

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  Commaille
28-29 September 2011

International Seminar


Is There a Crisis of Labour Law?

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  Avignon
7 July 2011

International Seminar


Les pratiques des délégués

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  IRES
6-8 June 2011

International Conference


Multinational Companies, Global Value Chains and Social Regulation

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9 May 2011

International Seminar


The Role of the Judges in Global Social Regulation

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  Onati
14 April 2011

Seminar


Union and the Transition to Law Carbon Economies

Peter Fairbrother

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  Fairbrother
5-8 April 2011

Seminars


Organizing Independent Contractors: The Impact of Competitition Law

Shae McCrystal

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  McCrystal
31 March 2011

Workshop


Humanizing the Other 70%: All Canadian Workers are Entitled to an Effective Collective Voice at Work

Roy Adams

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  Roy
30 March 2011

Seminar


The I.L.O. ...Whys and Wherefores

Patrick Carrière

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  OIT
11 March 2011

Seminar


La place de la négociation collective dans six pays européens : de la cohérence des systèmes à la construction des acteurs

Christian Dufour
Adelheid Hege

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  Dufour

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