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Working with the University of Sheffield’s Global Learning Opportunities in the Social Sciences (GLOSS), Professor Jason Heyes and Dr Thomas Hastings from the Work, Organisation and Employment Relations Research Centre (WOERRC) recently took a group of Management and Politics students to International Labour Organisation’s 323rd Governing Body Meeting.

The students attended sessions of the governing body and also met ILO officials. They have written policy briefs based on information gathered during their visit and these will be showcased at an event in Westminster on the 15th of June (2015). This event will be attended by PVC of the Faculty of Social Sciences Professor Gill Valentine, officials from the ILO and relevant UK organisations.

The student policy briefs can be accessed here:

Jack Ithell:

  • Policy Brief: The response of the International Labour Organisation Governing Body to a complaint alleging nonobservance by Qatar of the Forced Labour Convention and the Labour inspection Convention: J Ithell Briefing 1
  • Women and the workplace worldwide – the role of the ILO in facilitating greater gender equality: J Ithell Briefing 2

Alexandra Williams:

  • Global Employment and Social Challenges: Emerging Trends and Role of the ILO (GB.323/HL/1): A Williams Briefing 1
  • Incomplete Delegations to the International Labour Conference and Regional Meetings (GB.323/LILS/1): A Williams Briefing 2

Fatin L Abdul Rahim:

Dean Broomhead:

Anneliese Fernandes:

Simon Renwick: