New Conference: Labour, Global Value Chains and the Re-Shoring of Work and Employment

The Centre is holding a day conference entitled ‘Labour, Global Value Chains and the Re-Shoring of Work and Employment’ on Friday 6th February.

The conference will address six connected themes:

  • the impact of GVC restructuring on work and employment relations;
  • the role of labour costs, the institutional and regulatory context;
  • changing forms of GVC governance and the role of global logistics;
  • re-shoring as a product of multi-locational strategies by lead firms;
  • the position of the UK in a wider European context;
  • strategies to ensure representation and labour standards for vulnerable workers in the supply chain.


Chaired by Professor Peter Nolan, the conference will include the following speakers:

Dr Kirsty Newsome, University of Sheffield

Dr Nikolaus Hammer, University of Leicester

Professor Phil Taylor, University of Strathclyde

Dr Jean Jenkins, Cardiff University


For more information please contact Gemma Parker or view our conference web page

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