Researchers present at BUIRA conference 2022

30 June 2022

A group of Digit researchers discussed their work at the BUIRA (British Universities Industrial Relations Association) Annual Conference 2022 on Why Employment Relations Matter(s) for Democratizing Work. 

Professor Mark Stuart, Digit Co-Director, was also elected as an inaugural Fellow of BUIRA at the conference, which took place at the University of Birmingham (28-30 June 2022).

The following Digit community members presented their research:

    • Vera Trappmann (Digit Associate Fellow) is part of a plenary titled ‘Why green industrial relations matter(s) for climate emergency.
    • Chris Forde, Ioulia Bessa and colleagues have a paper, ‘Union responses to migration and labour shortages in the post-Brexit, COVID-19 environment of the UK’
    • Vera Trappmann, Felix Schulz and colleagues have a paper, ‘Employment systems, workers and the green transition’
    • Charles Umney and a colleague have a paper, ‘Understanding the Impact of Public Sector Reforms on Trade Union Mobilisation
    • Harry Pitts and colleagues have a paper, ‘An imperfect institutional experiment for the selfemployed? Combining coworking, community unionism and cooperativism across contexts’
    • Ioulia Bessa and colleagues have a paper, ‘Why Do So Many People Not Vote? Correlates of Participation in Trade Union Strike Ballots’
    • Fang Lee Cooke is part of a special session panel on ‘International and Comparative Employment Relations: Global Crises and Institutional Responses’
    • Mark Stuart is part of a group delivering a paper, ‘Collectivism after collectivism: Varying orientations to collectivism in the wake of steel industry restructuring in the UK and Sweden
    • Esme Terry and a colleague are delivering a paper, ‘Challenging deficit discourse in the professions: Lawyers’ non-dominant cultural capital and the implications for diversity and inclusion.
    • Brendan Burchell and colleagues have a paper, ‘What Do Platform Workers Want? Understanding Difference, Labour Rights and Collective Politics in the UK Gig Economy

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