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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 seventy-five researchers from sixteen Canadian universities and more than twenty-five 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 québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (through its Regroupements stratégiques Program).
 
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    6-8 June 2011 • CRIMT International Conference

Multinational Companies, Global Value Chains and Social Regulation

HEC Montréal
Montreal, Canada

As part of its Major Collaborative Research Initiatives project (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada), the Interuniversity research centre on globalization and work (CRIMT) will host an international conference on multinational companies, their global value chains and emerging forms of social regulation. This conference will take place in Montreal (Canada), from June 6th to 8th 2011.



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Theme 1

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    27 June - 8 July 2011 • International Seminar

The transformations of the collective representation of workers : the role of the Law

The next international Labour Law and Industrial Relations Seminar will take place in Lyon, from June 27th to July 8th 2011. It will mobilize a large group of scholars coming from Italy, Poland, Spain, Germany, Luxembourg, France, Canada, Argentina, Brasil, South Africa, Japan, Morroco and the Mali, as well as experts of EU Labour Law and from the ILO.

This Seminar is aimed at top tier doctoral students and post doc researchers, as well as labour law and industrial relations practitioners. Its goal is to promote exchanges, discussions, and disemination of theoretical ideas and legal practices between participants coming from EU member States, East and Central Europe, developed and emerging countries, from both North and South.

The seminar of LYON is organized by the IETL, on the supervision of
Marie-Ange Moreau (IETL / ERDS and CRIMT Coresearcher), around a steering committee composed of Martine Le Friant (Université d’Avignon / CERCRID and CRIMT Collaborator), Sylvaine Laulom (Université de Saint Etienne, ERDS/ CERCRID), Alain Bouilloux (IETL-ERDS), Marie-Cecile Escande-Varniol (IETL-ERDS) and Emmanuelle Mazuyer (CNRS-ERDS-CERCRID).


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    3 January 2012 • Call for contributions

Special Issue & Conference - International Comparisons of Working Time

The Industrial and Labor Relations Review is calling for papers for a conference and subsequent special issue devoted to international comparisons of working time. Scholars interested in participating should submit a paper to the Journal by January 3, 2012. Authors whose papers are accepted will be invited to a conference to be held at the University of Montreal in April 2012, organized by Peter Berg, Gerhard Bosch and Jean Charest. All are involved in Project 5.2 (Contribution 5.2.1) of CRIMT's SSHRC-MCRI Project.


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    28-29 October 2011 • International Seminar

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

Queen's University
Kingston, Canada

This seminar, organized by the Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace at Queen's University in partnership with CRIMT and the
Program in Comparative Labor and Employment Law and Policy at the University of Illinois, is designed to explore the enforceability of such non-contractual instruments as corporate codes of conduct and international framework agreements between firms and international labour federations, as tools for protecting worker freedom of association.



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    2011 • Collection (forthcoming)

The Idea of Labour Law
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Brian Langille & Guy Davidov
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Oxford University Press, 456 pages (ISBN: 978-0-19-969361-0)


Guy Davidov, Brian Langille • Understanding Labour Law: A Timeless Idea, a Timed-Out Idea, or an Idea Whose Time has Now Come? Harry Arthurs • Labour Law After Labour Bob Hepple • Factors Influencing the Making and Transformation of Labour Law in Europe Manfred Weiss • Re-Inventing Labour Law? Ruth Dukes • Hugo Sinzheimer and the Constitutional Function of Labour Law Adrián Goldin • Global Conceptualizations and Local Constructions on the Idea of Labour Law Alan Hyde • The Idea of the Idea of Labour Law: A Parable Brian Langille • Labour Law's Theory of Justice Judy Fudge • Labour as a 'Fictive Commodity': Radically Reconceptualizing Labour Law Hugh Collins • Theories of Rights as Justifications for Labour Law Simon Deakin • The Contribution of Labour Law to Economic and Human Development Guy Davidov • Re-Matching Labour Laws with Their Purpose Mark Freedland, Nicola Kountouris • The Legal Characterization of Personal Work Relations and the Idea of Labour Law Paul Benjamin • Ideas of Labour Law - Views From the South Kamala Sankaran • Informal Employment and the Challenges for Labour Law Noah Zatz • The Impossibility of Work Law Catherine Barnard • Procurement Law to Enforce Labour Standards Katherine V.W. Stone, Scott L. Cummings • Labor Activism in Local Politics: From CBAs to 'CBAs' and Beyond John Howe • The Broad Idea of Labour Law: Industrial Policy, Labour Market Regulation, and Decent Work Guy Mundlak • The Third Function of Labor Law: Distributing Labor Market Opportunities Among Workers Gillian Lester • Beyond Collective Bargaining: Modern Unions as Agents of Social Solidarity Julia López, Consuelo Chacartegui, César G Cantón • From Conflict to Regulation: The Transformative Function of Labour Law Leah Vosko • Out of the Shadows? The Non-Binding Multilateral Framework on Migration (2006) and Prospects for Using International Labour Regulation to Forge Global Labour Market Membership Michael Piore • Flexible Bureaucracies in Labor Market Regulation Silvana Sciarra • Collective Exit Strategies: New Ideas in Transnational Labour Law Adelle Blackett • Emancipation in the Idea of Labour Law: Commoditization, Resistance and Distributive Justice Beyond Borders

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    2011 • Monography

Droit fédéral du travail
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Michel Coutu, Julie Bourgault, Annick Desjardins, avec la collaboration de Guy Dufort et Annie Pelletier
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Éditions Yvon Blais, 792 pages (ISBN: 978-2-89635-312-5)


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    2010 • Collection

Social Regionalism in the Global Economy
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Adelle Blackett & Christian Lévesque (Eds.)
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Routledge, 352 pages (ISBN: 978-0-415-48052-9)


Adelle Blackett, Christian Lévesque • Introduction: Social Regionalism in the Global Economy Christian Lévesque, Gregor Murray • 1. Asymmetric Integration and the Restructuring of Social Relations in Global Firms: Actors, Institutions and Norms Clemente Ruis Duran, Jorge Carrillo • 2. MNC Strategies and their Linkages with SMEs Christian Lévesque, Hu Hao • 3. The Role of MNCs in Reshaping Employment Relations in China Brian Bercusson • 5. Trade Unions and EU Labour Law Valéria Pulignano • 5. European Works Councils and Trade Union Networking: A New Space for Regulation and Workers’ Solidarity in Europe? Pierre Verge • 6. Solidarity beyond Borders? Canadian Law and Trans-American Union Solidarity Action Brice Adanhounme • 7. Does Social Embeddedness Still Matter? A Case Study in the Ghanaian Mining Sector Arturo Bronstein • 8. The Reformulation of Labour Law in Post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe Rose-Marie Belle Antoine 9. Mapping the Social in Caribbean Regional Integration Graciela Bensusan • 10. Labour Reform from a Regional Perspective: Experiences in the Americas Marie-Ange Moreau • 11. The Evolution of European Social Integration under Globalization: Some Reflections on Recent Developments Adelle Blackett • The Paradox of OHADA’s Transnational, Hard Law, Labour Harmonization Initiative Chantal Thomas • 13. Trade, Labor, Migration: The ‘NAFTA Corn’ Example Brian Langille • 14. Putting International Labour Law on the (Right) Map Judy Fudge • 15. The Cartography of Transnational Labour Law: Projection, Scale, and Symbolism

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    2010 • Collection

Droit international du travail. Perspectives canadiennes
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Pierre Verge (Ed.)
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Yvon Blais, 640 pages (ISBN: 978-2-89635-441-2)


Gregor Murray • La transnationalisation des modes de production et ses conséquences Pierre Verge • Droit national du travail et transnationalité des rapports de travail Isabelle Duplessis • Un abrégé de l'histoire des normes de l'OIT et de leur application Dominic Roux • Le « droit à un travail décent » affirmé dans les normes internationales de l'ONU et l'OÉA
Ou la longue marche d'un vieux couple : le droit du travail et les droits de la personne Adelle Blackett • Commerce international et travail : définir le rôle réglementaire de l'État dans la nouvelle économie Pierre Verge • Les accords de coopération dans le domaine du travail liant le Canada Renée-Claude Drouin • Responsabiliser l'entreprise transnationale : portrait d'une normativité du travail en évolution Charles-Emmanuel Côté • La réception du droit international en droit canadien Pierre Verge, Dominic Roux • L'affirmation des principes de la liberté syndicale, de la négociation collective et du droit de grève selon le droit international et le droit du travail canadien : deux solitudes ?

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    2010 • Collection

Vocational Training. International Perspectives
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Gerhard Bosch & Jean Charest (Eds.)
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Routledge, 308 pages (ISBN: 978-0-415-46721-6)


Gerhard Bosch, Jean Charest • 1. Vocational Training: International Perspectives Richard Cooney, Michael Long • 2. Vocational Education and Training in Australia: The Evolution of a Segmented Training System Jean Charest, Ursule Critoph • 3. Vocational Training in Canada: The Poor Second Cousin in a Well-Educated Family Susanne Wiborg, Pia Cort • 4. The Vocational Education and Training System in Denmark: Continuity and Change Philippe Méhaut • 5. Vocational Training in France: Towards a New ‘Vocationalism’? Gerhard Bosch • 6. The Revitalization of the Dual System of Vocational Training in Germany Jin Ho Yoon, Byung-Hee Lee • 7. The Transformation of the Government-led Vocational Training System in Korea Arnulfo Arteaga García, Sergio Sierra Romero, Roberto Flores Lima • 8. The Vocational Training System in Mexico: Characteristics and Actors, Strengths and Weaknesses Brahim Boudarbat, Mehdi Lahlou • 9. Vocational Training in Morocco: Social and Economic Issues for the Labour Market Helen Rainbird • 10. Vocational Education and Training in the United Kingdom Thomas Bailey, Peter Berg • 11. The Vocational Education and Training System in the United States

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    2010 • Collection

Justice et mondialisation en droit du travail. Du rôle du juge aux conflits alternatifs
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Marie-Ange Moreau, Horatia Muir Watt & Pierre Rodière (Eds.)
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Dalloz, 310 pages (ISBN: 978-2-247-08549-1)


Marie-Ange Moreau • Mondialisation et justice : les enjeux théoriques des conflits sociaux transnationaux Pierre Rodière • Le juge, les droits fondamentaux et l'enchevêtrement normatif : extension des droits fondamentaux/déconstruction du droit social ? Ulrich Mückenberger •
 Les régulateurs dissimulés : les juges dans l'élaboration normative mondialisée Gilles Trudeau •
 Du législateur au juge : chronique d'une passation limitée des pouvoirs sur fond de mondialisation économique Sophie Robin-Olivier, Patrick Rémy • Les migrations jurisprudentielles, facteurs de développement du droit international du travail ? Horatia Muir Watt • L'esclavage moderne et la compétence universelle : réflexions sur l'Alien Tort Statute Olivier De Schutter • Le contrôle du respect des droits de l'homme par les sociétés transnationales : le rôle de l'État d'origine Marie-Laure Morin •
 Le juge français et quelques contentieux significatifs Renée-Claude Drouin •
 Procédures de règlement interne des différends de droit du travail dans l'entreprise multinationale Claire Marzo •
 Les risques juridiques créés par les accords-cadres internationaux : opportunités, dangers, stratégies Éric Loquin •
 L'arbitrage comme instrument d'application des droits sociaux fondamentaux Isabelle Daugareilh •
 Les modes de règlement para-juridictionnels des différends relatifs aux droits sociaux dans les organisations internationales Alexandre Charbonneau • L'originalité du secteur maritime : interventions judiciaires, règlements alternatifs des conflits et action syndicale Patrick Chaumette •
 Du statut du navire. En mer, comme nulle part ailleurs ?

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    2010 • Collection

Travail et citoyenneté. Quel avenir ?
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Michel Coutu & Gregor Murray (Eds.)
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Presses de l'Université Laval, 488 pages (ISBN: 978-2-7637-8771-8)


Michel Coutu, Gregor Murray • Travail et citoyenneté : rétrospective et perspectives Harry W. Arthurs • 1. La nouvelle économie et le déclin de la citoyenneté au travail Ron McCallum • 2. La citoyenneté au travail Martine Le Friant, Antoine Jeammaud • 3. Le droit du travail, vecteur de citoyenneté : entre métaphore (française) et droit positif Matthieu de Nanteuil-Miribel • 4. Travail et citoyenneté démocratique: les enjeux d'une politique de la reconnaissance Michel Coutu • 5. Crise de l’État social, droits fondamentaux et citoyenneté au travail Christian Thuderoz • 6. « Citoyens au travail », « entreprises citoyennes » : les motifs d’une convergence inédite Sylvie Morel • 7. Les éclairages de la théorie économique et de l’analyse de genre Christian Brunelle • 8. Le droit à la dignité :  une vecteur de la citoyenneté au travail Alain Vinet • 9. Le respect de la santé comme condition de la citoyenneté au travail Arnulfo Arteaga García • 10. Travail et citoyenneté au Mexique à l’ère de la mondialisation Harry W. Arthurs • 11. Un second regard sur la citoyenneté au travail Stéphanie Bernstein • 12. Travail et citoyenneté : redéfinir les communautés, éliminer les frontières Françoise Carré • 13. Quelles politiques publiques pour la citoyenneté au travail ? Judy Fudge • 14. Au-delà de la citoyenneté industrielle :  la citoyenneté marchande ou du travail? Michel Coutu, Gregor Murray • 15. Vers une nouvelle citoyenneté au travail ?

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    2010 • Monograph

Les alliances syndicales internationales. Des contre-pouvoirs aux entreprises multinationales ?
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Marc-Antonin Hennebert, in collaboration with Marcel Faulkner
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L'Harmattan, 204 pages (ISBN: 978-2-296-11672-6)


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    2011 • American Behavioral Scientist

Globalization and the Service Workplace

(Forthcoming)

Daniyal Zuberi, Danielle van Jaarsveld (Eds.)

Table of Contents:

Danielle van Jaarsveld, Daniyal Zuberi • Introduction Anna Haley-Lock • Place-Bound Jobs at the Intersection of Policy and Management: Comparing Employer Practices in U.S. and Canadian Chain Restaurants Patrice Jalette • Relocation Threats and Actual Relocations in Canadian Manufacturing: The Role of Firm Capacity and Union Concessions Winifred R. Poster • Emotion Detectors, Answering Machines, and e-Unions:  Multi-Surveillances in the Global Interactive Service Industry Kendra Strauss • Globalization and the Service Workplace: Citizenship, Entitlement, and the Future of UK Occupational Pensions Daniyal Zuberi • Contracting Out Hospital Support Jobs: The Effects of Poverty Wages, Excessive Workload and Job Insecurity on Work and Family Life Rafiq Dossani, Ashish Kumar • Network Associations and Professional Growth among Engineers from India and China in Silicon Valley

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    2011 • Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal

Labor Law and Development: Perspectives on Labor Regulation in Africa and the African Diaspora

Volume 32, Number 2

Adelle Blackett (Ed.)

Table of Contents:

Adelle Blackett • Introduction:  Labor Law and Development:  Perspectives on Labor Regulation in Africa and the African Diaspora Dzodzi Tsikata • Toward a Decent Work Regime for Informal Employment in Ghana:  Some Preliminary Considerations Rose-Marie Belle Antoine• Rethinking Labor Law in the New Commonwealth Caribbean Economy:  A Framework for Change Diamond Ashiagbor • Embedding Trade Liberalization in Social Policy:  Lessons from the European Union? Chantal Thomas • Convergences and Divergences in International Legal Norms on Migrant Labor Adelle Blackett • Beyond Standard Setting:  A Study of ILO Technical Cooperation on Regional Labor Law Reform in West and Central Africa

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    2010 • La Revue de l'IRES

Repenser la représentation collective

Volume 65, Number 2

Christian Dufour, Gregor Murray, David Peetz, Charlotte Yates (Eds.)

Table of Contents:

Christian Dufour, Gregor Murray, David Peetz, Charlotte Yates • Repenser la représentation collective : introduction Richard Hyman, Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick • Syndicats, politique et partis : une nouvelle configuration est-elle possible ? Christian Levesque, Gregor Murray • Comprendre le pouvoir syndical : ressources et aptitudes stratégiques pour renouveler l'action syndicale 
Christian Dufour, Adelheid Hege • Légitimité des acteurs collectifs et renouveau syndical Kim Voss • Dilemmes démocratiques : démocratie syndicale et renouveau syndical David Peetz • L'individualisme tue-t-il le collectivisme ? 
Charlotte Yate • Comprendre le travail de soins, syndiquer les femmes : comment le cadrage d'un problème modèle une stratégie syndicale Darryn Snell, Peter Fairbrother • 
Les syndicats, acteurs de l'environnement

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    2010 • Transfer. European Review of Labour and Research

Rethinking Collective Representation

Volume 16, Number 3
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Christian Dufour, Gregor Murray, David Peetz, Charlotte Yates (Eds.)

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Christian Dufour, Gregor Murray, David Peetz, Charlotte Yates • Rethinking Collective Representation: Introduction Richard Hyman, Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick • Trade unions, politics and parties: is a new configuration possible? Christian Lévesque, Gregor Murray • Understanding union power: resources and capabilities for renewing union capacity 
Christian Dufour, Adelheid Hege • The legitimacy of collective actors and trade union renewal 
Kim Voss • Democratic dilemmas: union democracy and union renewal 
David Peetz • Are individualistic attitudes killing collectivism? 
Charlotte AB Yates • Understanding caring, organizing women: how framing a problem shapes union Darryn Snell, Peter Fairbrother • Unions as environmental actors

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    14 April 2011 • Research Seminar

Unions and the Transition to Low Carbon Economies

Peter Fairbrother
RMIT University, Australia / CRIMT

Held at HEC Montréal, this seminar reviewed the questions facing unions in relation to a low carbon economy. The focus was on the politics of transition and the drivers that underpin such shifts in union pupose and capacity. It consider the recent history in the Latrobe Valley in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, where four major electricity generators and their open cast mines produce over 80 per cent of the electricity requirements for Victoria.

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    30 March 2011 • Research Seminar

The ILO. ...Whys and Wherefores

Patrick Carrière
Distinguished consultant on labour law and former Senior Legal Officer of the Freedom of Association branch at the International Labour Office in Geneva.

Held at McGill University, this seminar was organized in collaboration with the
Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory and the Law Faculty at McGill University. Laval University joined live via videoconferencing.

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    11 March 2011 • Research Seminar

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

Christian Dufour
Associate Researcher, CRIMT
Adelheid Hege
Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES), France / CRIMT


Summary (French only):

Au cours des vingt-cinq dernières années, des transformations profondes ont affecté les organisations syndicales et leur place dans les sociétés au sein lesquelles elles sont nées. Les environnements économiques ont été bouleversés et les anciennes cohérences identitaires se sont étiolées. La négociation collective, activité centrale des syndicalismes quelle que soit la diversité des approches et des agencements à l’œuvre, ne pouvait pas ne pas en être affectée.

À la demande de la CFDT et de la CGT en France, et pour l'Institut de Recherches Économiques et Sociales (IRES), Christian Dufour et Adelheid Hege viennent de compléter une étude sur l’évolution des stratégies de négociation collective mises en œuvre par des organisations syndicales de six pays européens (Allemagne, Espagne, France, Grande-Bretagne, Italie et Suède). Ce séminaiire visait la présentation de résultats d'enquêtes combinant un travail de synthèse des grands changements intervenus en Europe au cours des 25 dernières années, avec une approche de terrain fondée sur des enquêtes auprès d'acteurs collectifs oeuvrant au sein des pays concernés.


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    8 November 2010 • Research Seminar

Chairing the United Nations Treaty Body on Disability: Problems, Pitfalls and Reform of the Treaty Body System

Ron McCallum
University of Sydney, Australia / CRIMT

Held at the University of Montreal (retransmitted in Université Laval via videoconference) and organized in collaboration with the Office des personnes handicapées du Québec, the seminar focused on the new UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006 ) to which Canada is a signatory since March 2010. Ron McCallum, who chairs the UN committee responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Convention at the international level, discussed the work of the committee, including the challenges encountered in performing their duties.

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    23-24 September 2010 • International Conference

On September 23rd and 24th 2010, an international conference entitled Union Action Without Borders was held in Montreal, Canada. Organized in collaboration with the CISO, the CSQ, the CSN and the FTQ, this activity aimed to take stock of the various solidarity initiatives implemented by trade unions at the local, national and international levels. Over fifty scholars and trade unionists, both from Canada and abroad, have shared their research and testified of their experiences of international solidarity. This conference was part of CRIMT’s series of outrearch activities designed to foster exchanges between scholars and labour market partners
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    Click on image (on the right) to watch the opening plenary session of the Conference. Entitled International trade union actions: challenges and issues, it featured presentations by Peter Bakvis (Director, Washington Office of the International Trade Union Confederation), Napoleon Gomez (Executive committee member of IMF, and National President, SNTMMS), Michèle Asselin (Coordinator, CISO) et Richard Hyman (London School of Economics and Political Science).
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    Click on image (on the right) to watch the closing plenary session of the Conference. Entitled Summary and New Avenues for Action, it featured presentations by Denise Gagnon (Director, International Solidarity Service, FTQ), Richard Langlois (International Relation Officer, CSQ), Jacques Létourneau (Deputy to the Executive Committee, CSN) et Lucien Royer (Director, International Department, CLC).

   
   
 
       
    16-18 June 2010 • International Conference

On June 16th, 17th and 18th 2010, an international conference entitled
Employee Representation in the New World of Work: The Dynamics of Rights, Voice, Performance and Power was held in Quebec city. Organized in collaboration with the Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA), the conference focused on a number of key issues relating to employee representation in the new world of work, including: the relevance in today's workplace of the founding principles of different representative systems; how different types of employee representation regimes deal with issues facing the contemporary worker; the emerging models and actors for employee rights and representation; the kinds of public policy, actors, strategies, capabilities and research that are necessary to rethink employee representation in the contemporary workplace.

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    Click on image (on the right) to watch the H.D. Woods Memorial Lecture pronounced by Guylaine Vallée (University of Montreal / CRIMT) in the context of the Conference.    
           
    Click on image (on the right) to watch the Inaugural Pierre Verge Lectureprononced by the Honourable Mr. Justice Louis LeBel, Supreme Court of Canada, in the context of the Conference.    
           
    Click on image (on the right) to watch the plenary presentation of Nelson Lichtenstein (University of California at Santa Barbara) on the brith and evolution of the Wagner model.    
           
    Click on image (on the right) to watch the plenary presentation of Richard Hyman (London School of Economics and Political Science) entitled The Ambiguities of Employee Rights and Representation: A European Perspective.
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    Click on image (on the right) to watch the plenary presentation of Urwana Coiquaud (HEC Montréal / CRIMT) entitled La représentation collective des travailleurs précaires : évolution et défis contemporains.
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    Click on image (on the right) to watch the plenary presentation of Charles Heckscher (Rutgers University / CRIMT) on the contemporary challenges faced by employee representation in the US.    
           
    Click on image (on the right) to watch the plenary presentation of Mark Hall (University of Warwick) entitled The Ambiguities of Employee Rights and Representation: A European Perspective
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    Click on image (on the right) to watch the plenary presentation of Barbara Pocock (University of South Australia / CRIMT) on the future of employee representation.
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    Click on image (on the right) to watch the plenary presentation of Harry Arthurs (York University / CRIMT) on the future of employee representation.  

 
   
 
           
    16 April 2010 • Outreach Seminar

For over 75 years, Quebec's collective agreement decrees regime has evolved to adapt to different realities. Periodically, there are voices saying that this "anomaly" of the industrial relations system should be abolished. Others, however, highlight the need to keep the regime, and seek to improve it because of its ability to better the conditions of vulnerable workers and increase their say in the determination of their own working conditions.

On April 16, 2010, a seminar entitled Perspectives on the Quebec collective agreement decrees regime (QCADR) was held in Montreal. Organized in collaboration with Quebec’s Joint Committees Association (Association des comités paritaires du Québec, or ACPQ), this seminar aimed to present different perspectives on the QCADR, as well as to stimulate exchanges between scholars and labour market partners about its future.

 
           
    Click on image (on the right) to watch Patrick Martel (University of Montreal / CRIMT) and Jean Charest (University of Montreal / CRIMT) talk about the impact the abolition of the collective agreement decree had on workers in the Quebec garment industry.   Martel_Charest  
           
    Click on image (on the right) to watch Christiane Bigras (Director general, Joint committee, Public bulding maintenance), Mélanie Laroche (University of Montreal / CRIMT) and Jacques Rouillard (University of Montreal) share their historical, contemporary and future perspectives on Quebec's collective agreement decrees regime.

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    14 April 2010 • Research Seminar

Au-delà de la crise économique en Europe: analyse de l'agenda Europe 2020

Philippe Pochet
Director, European Trade Union Institute, Belgium / CRIMT

Philippe Pochet cast a critical eye on the exit strategies social partners deployed in the face of the global financial crisis, and in particular on the debates surrounding the Europe 2020 agenda and the future of the European employment policy. This seminar was organized in collaboration with the European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI).

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    29 March 2010 • International Semimar (Outreach Activity)

More than forty years after having recognized the urgency of a study on the working conditions of domestic workers, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is on track to adopt an international labour standard on decent work for domestic workers before the end of 2011. The ILO’s 2009 report, which seeks to provide an account of the situation and working conditions of domestic workers across the world, can be consulted Online.

Supported financially by Human Resources and Skills Development, and organized in collaboration with the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory, this international seminar aimed to bring together social partners, including domestic workers' associations, and international and interdisciplinary researchers specialized in the field in order to encourage an intensive consultation between the various participants concerned by the issue of decent work for domestic workers. This seminar also presented an opportunity for exchange between researchers and social partners to identify the policy issues involved and to compare different regulatory approaches adopted in various countries. It also seeked to provide an opportunity for social partners to share their reflections on the presentations and their expertise in the area before the two upcoming sessions of the International Labour Conference in Geneva in June 2010 and 2011. Finally, this activity offered a chance for Canada to celebrate the 90 years since the ILO was established in 1919. To that end, a special exhibit commemorating the time during which Montreal was host to the ILO during the Second World War was presented in the Atrium of McGill University's Faculty of Law.

Visit the post-seminar Website to listen to the full audio content of the seminar (over 15 presentations).
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    11 March 2010 • Research Seminar

Organiser la résistance contre un plan social en France. Le travail d’entrepreneurs militants

Rachel Beaujolin-Bellet
Reims Management School, France

Summary (French only):

En France, l’annonce de « plans sociaux » suscite dans bien des cas l’organisation d’actions collectives par les salariés et leurs représentants. Des actions visibles de résistance collective sont menées dans un contexte de survie (Amossé et al., 2008), donnant lieu à des conflits « défensifs » (Groux et Pernot, 2008) qui sont souvent intenses.

In this seminar held at HEC Montréal, Rachel Beaujolin-Bellet addressed how resistance to restructuring is organized and, more specifically, touched on the creative role the ‘entrepreneurs militants’ play in shaping the conflict. This seminar was organized in collaboration with the Strategy as Practice Study Group of HEC Montréal.

Click on image (on the right) to watch the conference.

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    18 February 2010 • Research Seminar

Le syndicalisme européen : quelles crises ?

Marco Ancelovici
McGill University, Canada
Christian Dufour
Institut de Recherches Économiques et Sociales (IRES), France / CRIMT
Adelheid Hege
Institut de Recherches Économiques et Sociales (IRES), France / CRIMT
Dominique Labbé
Institut d'Études Politiques de Grenoble, France
George Ross

Brandeis University, USA / University of Montreal, Canada

Participants in this seminar held at the University of Montreal have taken an uncompromising look at the state of European trade unions (German and French, especially), the forms of unionism they practice and the opportunities posed by the many challenges they face.

Accompanying Document - C. Dufour et A. Hege
TOUJOURS MOINS ! Déclin du syndicalisme à la française - D. Labbé
 
           
    Click on image (on the right) to watch the presentations of Dominique Labbé (Institut d'Études Politiques de Grenoble) and Adelheid Hege (Institut de Recherches Économiques et Sociales - IRES / CRIMT).   Labbe_Hege  
           
    Click on image (on the right) to watch the presentations of Marco Ancelovici (McGill University), George Ross (Brandeis University / Université of Montreal) and Christian Dufour (Institut de Recherches Économiques et Sociales - IRES / CRIMT).   Ancelovici_Ross_Dufour  
           
           
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