Labour, Employment and Work 2016 programme
We are pleased to have Statistics NZ and the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) on board again as a key partners for the Conference. There will be two workshops that explore data from Statistics NZ, making a difference with integrated data and new information about labour and work from the re-developed HLFS. The MBIE Keynote Speaker is David Foden from Eurofound (see below).
- David Foden, Head of Unit - Working Conditions and Industrial Relations at Eurofound (The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions), a tripartite European Union Agency, whose role is to provide knowledge in the area of social and work-related policies. David will present on overall findings of Eurofound’s 6th European Working Conditions Survey undertaken in 2015 across Europe.
- Professor Adrian Wilkinson, Professor of Employment Relations at Griffith University. Adrian is also the Director of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing in the Griffith Business School and is widely published and lauded researcher. Professor Wilkinson’s address will focus on employee voice within the context of our theme.
- Professor Margaret Wilson, Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Waikato brings her expertise in constitutional law and employment relations to LEW2016 in her keynote address. In particular, Professor Wilson will look at the regulatory framework in a changing work environment. The details of her address will be revealed when the programme is launched in October. We are very appreciative of The Treasury’s support in bringing Professor Wilson to Wellington for the Conference.
Postgraduate student events
We are delighted to have received submissions from a range of postgraduate students and look forward to their involvement in our programme. The LEW conference has always been an excellent forum for new researchers to present and discuss their research in a supportive environment that not only includes academics but also government and private sector policy advisors and managers.
Special sessions for postgraduate students attending the conference will be held across both days and we have scheduled them in the lunch-times and a special breakfast session that will be open to other PG students from Victoria University of Wellington who are not attending the conference.
The specific events are:
- Monday 28 November, lunchtime - an informal networking event to assist postgraduate students to meet and learn of other postgraduate research in the fields of labour, employment and work.
- Tuesday 29 November, lunchtime - a ‘publishing’ session with editors from leading employment and economic journals. This session will be chaired by the conference keynote Professor Adrian Wilkinson, Director of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing at Griffith University in Brisbane.