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Study Group

The ILERA World Congress 2018 will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss various issues in employment and labour. We are happy to introduce our study groups which will make our congress more fruitful and invaluable. If you wish to find out more about each study group, please click the name of the coordinator and feel free to contact the group’s coordinator to participate in active discussions.

No. Study Group Coordinators
1 Industrial Relations as a field and Industrial Relations theory Bruce Kaufman (,
John Kelly (
2 Gender and Employment Quick Linked Marian Baird (
3 Employment Relations in Emerging Economies Ngan Collins (
4 Workers' Participation Ray Markey (
5 Public Policy and Industrial Relations Anil Verma (
6 Employer Associations Quick Linked Peter Sheldon (,
Louise Thornthwaite (
7 Future of Trade Unionism Timo Kauppinen (
8 The Role of the Neutral Third-Party
(Labor Judges, Arbitrators and Related Experts)
Quick Linked
Chris Albertyn (,
Johanna Macneil (
9 Labour Migration Marius Olivier
10 Social Protection Avinash Govindjee (
  • Details on each study group are subject to change.
  • If you have any comments or suggestions on study groups, please contact the secretariat at

Gender and Employment

The Gender and Employment Study Group will be convened by Marian Baird, from the University of Sydney. The theme for the meeting is: Feminisation of Work and Implications for Institutions  – for trade unions, bargaining, regulation, work and family, business.

Presentations or discussion starters are welcome.

Please let Marian know if you are interested in attending and / or presenting at the gender and Employment Study Group. All contributions are welcome. Once I have an idea of the level and type of interest I will circulate more information.