Research Symposium: International Perspectives on Employment Relations and Labour Regulation

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1 November 2017 at 10:00 am – 1 November 2017 at 5:15 pm
Monash University, Level 7, 271 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000


The Australian Consortium for Research in Employment and Work (ACREW) and the Ethical Regulation Research Group, both part of the Centre for Global Business, Monash Business School, Monash University, in collaboration with China University of Labour Relations present 'International Perspectives on Employment Relations and Labour Regulation'.

This one-day international research symposium will focus on comparative employment relations and labour regulation in an international context, with a focus on Asia. The symposium will bring together leading researchers in employment relations and labour regulation in Australia and from other countries. They will discuss the latest developments in employment relations and labour regulation in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, including national regulations and practices, international influences, as well as global trends, challenges and lessons.

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10.00am - 10.30amRegistration and refreshments
10.30am - 10.40amOpening
Professor Gary Magee, Deputy Dean (Research), Monash Business School and Director, Centre for Global Business, Monash University
10.40am - 11.10amBeyond varieties of national systems of regulation. International and comparative research on work and employment relations
Presented by Professors Greg J. Bamber (Monash University) and Russell D. Lansbury (University of Sydney)
11.10am - 11.40amEvolving employment system and labour law in Japan. Tracing their interactions in recent decades
Presented by Professor Kazuo Sugeno (Japan Institute for Labour Policy & Training)
11.40am - 11.50amMorning break
11.50am - 12.20pmThe ILO technical assistance in Asia. Working on labour law reform
Presented by Professor Sean Cooney (University of Melbourne)
12.20pm - 12.50pmThailand's industrial relations and ILO Labour Standards. Analyzing decent work
Presented by Dr Chokchai Suttawet (Mahidol University, Thailand)
12.50pm - 1.50pmLunch
1.50pm - 2.20pmA Comparative study on wages legislation in five countries under the background of flexibility and lessons for China
Presented by Professor Ying Ye (China University of Labor Relations)
2.20pm - 2.50pmA comparison of the competitiveness of the One Belt One Road Countries labour market and implications for China
Presented by Professor Yuan Zhang (China University of Labor Relations)
2.50pm - 3.20pmStriking a political and social balance. Pressure for strike participation, conflict resolution and post - strike impact in China
Presented by Professor Fang Lee Cooke (Monash University)
3.20pm - 3.35pmAfternoon break
3.35pm - 4.05pmLong energy transitions, varieties of crisis and the implications for organized labour
Presented by Professor Geoff Wood (University of Essex, UK)
4.05pm - 4.35pmDiscussant remarks on the international research symposium
Led by Professor Chris Howell (Oberlin College, USA)
4.35pm - 5.05pmGeneral discussion and reflections by all participants
Co - facilitated by Professors Fang Lee Cooke (Monash University) and Russell D. Lansbury (University of Sydney)
5.05pm - 5.15pmClose

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Hosts of this Research Symposium are Professors Fang Lee Cooke, Richard Mitchell, Greg J. Bamber (Monash University) and Professor Jian Qiao (China University of Labor Relations).

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Monash University reserves the right to revise this indicative version of the program.

Prescott Family Lecture Series

The Prescott Family Lecture will immediately follow this Symposium. The Prescott Lecture will be presented by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld (Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University) in the same venue.

All Symposium participants are invited to attend the Lecture and the reception afterwards. If you would like to join us, please register here.

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