Digit researchers attend labour and employment relations conference

9 July 2024

Digit Researchers presented their work at the International Labor and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Conference from 26 to 30 June in New York City.

ILERA promotes the study of labour and employment relations across a number of academic disciplines.

Abbie Winton and Charles Umney took part in a special session: ‘Technological Change, Power and Work, Part I: Auto Manufacturing and Warehousing’. They presented their research ‘How does the local state shape the relationship between technological change and work? Evidence from UK warehousing’.

Abbie Winton presenting at the ILERA Conference
Charles Umney presenting at the ILERA Conference

Abbie Winton and Charles Umney presenting at the ILERA Conference

Wil Hunt took part in a follow-up special session: ‘Technological Change, Power and Work in Varying Institutional Contexts, Part II: Health and Social Care, Retail, and Call Centers’. He presented research conducted alongside Rachel Verdin and Steve Rolf, ‘Finance, Pick, Ride, Repeat: Business Models and Working Conditions in European Quick-commerce Platforms’.

Wil Hunt presenting at the ILERA Conference

Wil Hunt presenting at the ILERA Conference

Digit’s Co-Director Mark Stuart took part in an industrial relations theory study group session: ‘Legitimacy, Integrative Potential and Bargaining in the Context of UK Steel Restructuring: An Uneasy Alliance Between Trade Unions and Management’.

Finally, Esme Terry and Mark Stuart presented in an ‘AI, New Technologies and the Futures of Labour and Work session’ entitled ‘Shaping Digital Transformation at Work: Employee Involvement and the Introduction of Automation Technologies in Finance Companies’.

Esme Terry presenting at the ILERA Conference

Esme Terry presenting at the ILERA Conference

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