The Conference on Blacklisting, Bullying & Blowing the Whistle 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.
For more information on the conference and how to book your place, please visit the following link.
Workshop on Reinvigorating Research Methods: A taster is taking place on Wednesday 29 June, 2016 at Hamilton House 103, University of Greenwich. The workshop is organized by LOB and WERU research groups. Please see the program below:
|1.30 – 2pm||Registration and networking|
|2.00-2.30||Mark Saunders, University of Birmingham: How much is enough in qualitative research methods?|
|2.30-3.00||Hugh Davies: Digital research methods: social media and ethics|
|3.15-3.45||Rebecca Hewitt: Using diaries in qualitative research|
|3.45-4.15||Cecile Emery: Social network analysis|
|4.15-4.45||Jim Berry, UCL: Experimental research|
To register for the workshop, please contact Elaine King at: E.King@gre.ac.uk