Labour, Employment, and Work conference

Learn about the Labour, Employment, and Work (LEW) conference, the 2021 LEW symposium, and papers and workshops presented at these events.

The 2020 Conference was cancelled due to the uncertainty around travel and events in the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was subsequently made to hold the next conference in November 2022 and to hold a Labour, Employment and Work Symposium in 2021.

2021 CLEW Symposium

The symposium will be on 24 November 2021, in-person at Rutherford House on the Pipitea Campus, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

Our call for expressions of interest in presenting a paper, workshop, or focused session was well supported. We have now requested those respondents to submit a paper abstract or a workshop description. Submitters come from a broad range of organisations including unions, government ministries and departments, and academic institutions in New Zealand and Australia.

Topics include labour market trends, work and income, workplace health and wellbeing, the impact of COVID-19 on work and workplaces, technology and future work, and labour law. The range of topics will fall under the theme: Labour, employment and work—current issues and research.

The conference and symposium is organised by CLEW at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

Registration for CLEW Symposium

Registration fees for the symposium are:

Full registration -  $115 (GST incl)

PG student registration - $57.50 (GST incl)

Symposium programme

Please note that the programme may be subject to change if presenters and papers are unavailable closer to the event.

2018 Papers and presentations

For papers and presentations from the 2018 conference contact the centre.