Conference on Blacklisting, Bullying & Blowing the Whistle
The conference will take place at the University of Greenwich on 16th and 17th September 2016. It is organised by Blacklist Support Group (BSG) and the Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU) at the University of Greenwich supported by New Internatinalist and Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust. A key aim will be to explore the different and interlocking ways in which surveillance and intensified control operate; in the workplace, in employment and in relation to community campaigns and civil rights activism.
Plenary sessions and workshops will consider the blacklisting and victimisation of activists and the treatment of whistleblowers, who have both highlighted corporate malpractice in the private sector and failures in public service provision. They will also consider the modern workplace tyranny of performance management where workers are bullied by intense monitoring and measurement of their work, with potentially discriminatory effects on disabled, Black and Minority Ethnic, migrant, women and older and younger workers. The conference brings together academics, politicians, lawyers and activists with a view to inputting into the formulation of a programme of policy and action that can restore workplace rights and fairness at work.
The conference will be accompanied by:
- The launch of the book by Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlain: Blacklisted The Secret War between Big Business and Union Activists.
- Documentary movie ‘Blacklisted’ directed by Tom Wood-Reel News.
- Art exhibition curated by Art Against Blacklisting
- Videos by Reel News shown will be shown on the big screen at every break.
For more information on the conference and how to book your place, please visit the following link.