Date of release: Monday, August 8, 2016
Bullying, blacklisting and whistleblowing are among the themes explored at a two-day University of Greenwich conference next month.
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and experts from trade unions, the legal profession and academia will be among the speakers at Blacklisting, Bullying & Blowing the Whistle, on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September.
The conference, which is free and open to all, will look at problems in the modern workplace which are often neglected by mainstream media and academia.
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.
Open 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 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, older and younger workers.
The conference runs from 11am until 5pm both days and takes place in the Stephen Lawrence Building, Old Royal Naval College, 30 Park Row, London SE10 9LS.
On the Friday there will be a Blacklisting Victory Party, held at the Students Union in the Cooper Building, King William Walk.
For more information, including how to register for this event, please visit: http://www.gre.ac.uk/business/services/events/events/current/BlacklistingBullyingBlowingtheWhistle
The conference is organised by Blacklist Support Group (BSG) and the university's Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU), part of the Business School. It is supported by New Internationalist and Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust.
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