Working Lives Research Institute
Working Lives Research Institute, London Metropolitan University, UK
The Working Lives Research Institute is a new centre for research and teaching based at the London Metropolitan University. The Institute undertakes socially committed academic and applied research into all aspects of working lives, emphasising equality and social justice and working for and in partnership with trade unions. The Institute has brought together a group of researchers with extensive and diverse experience to carry out multidisciplinary research across a wide range of important issues in the area of work life science, both nationally and at a comparative international level, including: employment practices, employment law and issues of work/life-balance; partnership, human resource management and conflict at work; the relationship of work and environmental protection; the history and contemporary organisations of working people, the trade unions and social movements; the evolution of training and lifelong learning; corporate ethics and governance; gender relations and issues of sexuality, health and ethics; nationality, race and ethnicity in employment.