As part of its Major Collaborative Research Initiatives project, the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT) will host an international conference on trade union futures with a strong focus on assessing innovations, transformations and strategies developed by trade unions at the local, national and transnational levels. This conference will take place from Thursday October 25th to Saturday October 27th 2012 in Montreal, Canada.
Unions are confronted with significant changes that appear to require innovation and even transformation. As union actors rethink and experiment their agenda, their organizational structures and their modes of action, what are the innovations taking place and what is the relative success of these innovations?
This Call for papers invites original academic and actor contributions on one or more of the following five core themes.
- What do Unions Stand For?
- Who do Unions Represent?
- What are the Dynamics of Union Activism?
- What are the Strategies for Union Power?
- How do Unions Innovate?
For details on each of these themes and on how to submit proposals, see the full call for papers athttp://www.crimt.org/UnionFutures.html
The deadline for submission of proposals is April 30th, 2012. They must be sent to Nicolas Roby, CRIMT Scientific Coordinator at the following address:firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
The Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (http://www.crimt.org) and key research stakeholders look forward to interesting and rich debates. We hope that this conference will bring together academics and practitioners from all perspectives and from many countries, including emerging economies, in order to better our understanding of the challenges to unions of a changing world of work and employment.
For the Coordinating Committee:
Marie-Elen Dubé (CRIMT), Annette Hayden (CRIMT), Marc-Antonin Hennebert (HEC Montréal), Francine Jacques (CRIMT), Catherine Le Capitaine (Université Laval), Christian Lévesque (HEC Montréal), Lucie Morissette (HEC Montréal), Gregor Murray (Université de Montréal), Claude Rioux (CRIMT), Nicolas Roby (CRIMT).
For the Scientific Committee:
Christian Dufour (CRIMT), Peter Fairbrother (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Jean-Noël Grenier (Université Laval), Larry Haiven (Saint Mary's University), Adelheid Hege (Institut de recherches économiques et sociales), Marc-Antonin Hennebert (HEC Montréal), Rob Hickey (Queen's University), Pradeep Kumar (Queen's University), Catherine Le Capitaine (Université Laval), Christian Lévesque (HEC Montréal), Lucie Morissette (HEC Montréal), Gregor Murray (Université de Montréal), David Peetz (Griffith University), Philippe Pochet (European Trade Union Institute), Claude Rioux (CRIMT), Ian Robinson (University of Michigan), Nicolas Roby (CRIMT), Kim Voss (University of California, Berkeley), Charlotte Yates (McMaster University).CALL FOR PAPERS
International CRIMT Conference
For further information, download the full Call for Papers document.