Program

Visions of work: Examining the workplace as a multidisciplinary meeting place

 

 Vues sur le travail: le milieu de travail comme point de rencontre multipisciplinaire

 

Program / Programme

(Version : 2016-05-16 - Subject to finalization / Sujet à changement)

53rd Annual Conference / 53e conférence annuelle

Visions of work: Examining the workplace as a multidisciplinary meeting place

Vues sur le travail: le milieu de travail comme point de rencontre multidisciplinaire

May 31-June 2, 2016 / 31 mai - 2 juin 2016
Edwards School of Business,
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK Canada 

Visions of work: Examining the workplace as a multidisciplinary meeting place
The CIRA 2016 conference brings together academics, students, policy-makers and labour relations practitioners from across Canada and the world on issues of work, trade unions, human resources, labour relations, and relevant public policy fields. The theme of the 2016 CIRA conference calls attention to the workplace as a meeting place for several diverse disciplines of study. The workplace is an important arena where employees go to earn a living, while employers seek to profit from their labour. It is where production is organized through cooperation, yet a key space for conflict. It is where social, cultural and religious norms are integrated, and a key vector of societal and global change. This year’s theme aims to encourage research on the workplace from fields which are different, yet complimentary, and even conflicting, such as history, sociology, women’s studies, management, economics, and policy studies. Research submissions broadening our understanding of the workplace, issues in the workplace, management practices, societal impacts, the role of public policies in shaping employment outcomes, and the impacts of globalization and economic integration on the workplace were particularly invited. This year submissions range across a variety of topics within the broad and interdisciplinary field of work, employment, labour studies, human resources and industrial relations.

Vues sur le travail: le milieu de travail comme point de rencontre multidisciplinaire
La conférence de l'ACRI 2016 réuni des universitaires, des étudiants, des décideurs publics et des praticiens du monde du travail de partout au Canada et dans le monde sur des sujets portant sur le travail, les syndicats, les ressources humaines et les relations du travail. Le thème de la conférence 2016 de l'ACRI Vues sur le travail : le milieu de travail comme point de rencontre multidisciplinaire orientera le regard vers le milieu de travail conçu comme un point rencontre de plusieurs disciplines d’étude. Le milieu de travail est l’endroit où les salariés vont gagner leur vie ainsi que celui où les employeurs cherchent à tirer profit de leur force de travail. Il s’agit également de l’endroit où la production est organisée sous le mode de la coopération, tout en étant un lieu particulièrement propice aux conflits. Enfin, il s’agit d’un espace où s’intègrent les différentes normes sociales, culturelles et religieuses tout en constituant un vecteur-clé des transformations sociétales et globales. Le thème retenu cette année a pour objectif d’encourager la recherche sur les milieux de travail provenant de champs disciplinaires variés, mais complémentaires ou même ouvertement conflictuels, à l’instar de l’histoire, de la sociologie, des études féministes, de la gestion, de l’économie ou de l’analyse des politiques publiques. Les propositions de recherche contribuant à parfaire notre compréhension des milieux de travail, des enjeux qu’ils soulèvent, les pratiques de gestion, leurs impacts sociaux, l’incidence des politiques publiques sur l’emploi et les conséquences de la globalisation ou de l’intégration de l’économie internationale sur les milieux de travail font partie d’un programme robuste.

Organizing Committee / Comité Organisateur

Scott Walsworth (University of Saskatchewan) Johanna Weststar (Western University)
Shelagh Campbell (University of Regina) Sean O’Brady (Université de Montréal)

Graduate Student Consortium Organizing Committee / Comité Organisateur Séminaire pour étudiant(e)s du 2e et 3e cycle
Sean O’Brady (Université de Montréal) Susan Cake (University of Alberta)
Jean-Nickolas Dumaine (Université de Laval) Britt Baumann (University of Saskatchewan)
Elham Marzi (Univeristy of Toronto)

CONFERENCE PROGRAM
PROGRAMME DU CONGRÈS

Tuesday May 31, 2016 / mardi le 31 mai, 2016

KW Nasser Centre, Edwards School of Business, Downtown Campus, 256, 3rd Avenue South, Saskatoon

8:45– 16:30 Graduate Student Consortium / Séminaire pour étudiant(e)s du 2e et 3e cycle

13:15-16 :00 CIRA Executive Committee Meeting / Réunion du Comité exécutif de l’ACRI

16:00 – 20:00 Registration / Inscription (Downtown at / Centreville au KW Nasser Centre)

17:00-18:00 Cocktail & Special announcement / Cocktail et announce spéciale

Welcome and Opening of the Conference / Mots de bienvenue et ouverture du congrès

18:00-20:00 Plenary / Plénière

Apples, Oranges and Mangoes: Understanding Current Trends in Work and Employment Relations through a Comparative Lens / Pommes, oranges et mangues : Comprendre les relations du travail et de l'emploi dans une perspective comparatiste
Moderated by Gregor Murray, Professor, School of Industrial Relations, University of Montreal.
Panelists/Intervenants:
Daphne Taras, Dean and Professor, Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan;
Alexander Colvin, Professor, Industrial and Labor Relations School, Cornell University;
Anil Verma, Professor, Centre of Industrial Relations and Human Resources, University of Toronto;
Greg Bamber, Professor, Department of Management, Monash University (Australia);

Panelists’ profiles / Biographies de nos intervenants
Dr. Gregor Murray is Professor of Industrial Relations in the School of Industrial Relations at the Unviersity of Montreal. Dr. Murray holds the Canada Research Chair in Globalization and the Work World and is Director of the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work. He is also an Honorary Professor at the Capital University of Labor and Economics, Beijing, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Gregor sits on the Editorial and/ or International Advisory Boards of such publications as the Industrial Relations Journal, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Labor Studies Journal, Relations Industrielles/ Industrial Relations (also formerly as Associate Editor, and Editor–in–Chief), and the Journal of Industrial Relations.
Dr. Daphne Taras is Dean of the Edwards School of Business at University of Saskatchewan. Prior to her move to Saskatoon in 2010, she was a professor at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business and was Associate Dean (Research) and Director of the PhD Program. She has also held a Professorship in Public Policy. Dr. Taras has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters, seven books and edited many important journal symposia. She has mediated labour disputes, facilitated union-management committees, and provided training in conflict resolution. Her particular interest is in bringing multiple disciplines together on important labour market and workplace issues. She was expert advisor to the Federal Labour Standards Commission from 2004 to 2006. Dr. Taras was named a Top 100 Woman of Distinction for Canada and a Top 10 Woman of Influence in Saskatchewan, both in 2012.

Dr. Alexander Colvin is the Martin F. Scheinman Professor of Conflict Resolution at the ILR School, Cornell University. He is an associate member of the Cornell Law Faculty and Associate Director of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution. His research and teaching focuses on employment dispute resolution, with a particular emphasis on procedures in nonunion workplaces and the impact of the legal environment on organizations. His current research projects include an empirical investigation of the outcomes of employment arbitration and a cross-national study of labor and employment law change in the Anglo-American countries. He has published widely in the field. He is also co-author (with Harry C. Katz and Thomas A. Kochan) of the textbook An Introduction to Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations, 4th edition (Irwin-McGraw-Hill).

Dr. Anil Verma is Professor, Rotman School of Management, and the Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources, University of Toronto. He served as the Director of the Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources during 2009-15. He has also taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of British Columbia, and University of Saskatchewan. His primary research interests are in the area of management responses to unionization, participative forms of work organization, wage and employment outcomes, organizational responses to globalization and the contribution of workplace innovations to organizational effectiveness and performance. Professor Verma consults with a variety of businesses, unions, governments and international agencies such as the ILO, the OECD and the World Bank.

Greg Bamber
Professor Bamber is with the Department of Management, Monash Business School and is Co-Director, Australian Consortium for Research in Employment and Work, in the Centre for Global Business, Monash Business School. Among other roles, he has served the Department of Management as: Director of Research & Discipline Leader: Human Resources & Employment Relations. He is also in the Monash Asia Institute; and the Monash European and EU Centre: a joint centre with the European Union. He has more than a hundred academic publications including: International & Comparative Employment Relations: National Regulation, Global Changes, 2016

General Notes for session Chairs and presenters

• Plenary & sessions in Room 18 have simultaneous translation

• La séance plénière d'ouverture et les conférences prévues dans la salle 18 bénéficieront de la traduction simultanée

• The language of presentation appears first in the program

• Les communications seront présentées dans la langue figurant en premier dans le programme.

Wednesday June 1, 2016
Main Campus, PotashCorp Centre, Edwards School of Business, 25 Campus Drive, Saskatoon

Traduction simultanée sera disponible dans la Salle 18 (seulement) tout au long de la conférence. Simultaneous translation will be available in Room 18 (only) for the duration of the conference.

8 :00-16:00 Registration at Main Entrance / Inscription à l’entrée principale
Exhibitors display / Forum des exposants
100 years of Mediation and Arbitration History – Friends of FMCS History

8:00-8:30 Light Breakfast / Petit déjeuner continental
Main Entrance / Entrée principale

8:30-10:00 Concurrent Sessions / Séances parallèles 1

Session 1a Disputes and their resolution; structures and actors / Les différends et leur résolution ; structures et acteurs
Room / Salle 12
Chair : Anil Verma

La Grève: toujours un outil de la démocratie industrielle? / Strike : still a tool of industrial democracy? Marc Antonin Hennebert and/et Sara Pérez-Lauzon

An empirical analysis of the relative impact of the Bardal Factors on reasonable notice awards/ Une analyse empirique de l'impact relatif des facteurs Bardal sur le préavis raisonnable. Kenneth Thornicroft

The Hangover: The Lasting Impact of Early Conflict on the Duration of Bargaining Relationships / Le Hangover: L'impact durable du conflit initial sur la durée des relations de négociation. Bradley Weinberg

Session 1b International and comparative Public policy / La politique publique internationale et comparée
Room / Salle 18 (Simultaneous translation/traduction simultanée)
Chair : Gregor Murray

Politiques publiques de l’emploi et du travail concernant les travailleurs vulnérables : le cas des travailleurs intérimaires de l’industrie agroalimentaire. Une analyse comparée France-Québec / Public policy on employment and work for vulnerable workers: The case of temporary workers in the food industry. A comparative analysis between France and Quebec. Jean-Nickolas Dumaine

An Alternative Voice through Online Activism: the Case of "Fight for $15" / Une voie alternative au cœur de l'activisme en ligne: le cas de la "lutte pour les 15 $". Tingting Zhang and/et Lorenzo Frangi and/et Robert Hebdon

Resisting Insecurity? A Comparative Study of Collective Bargaining and Economic Risk in Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom / La résistance à l’insécurité? Une étude comparative de la négociation collective et du risque économique en Allemagne, en Suède et aux Royaume-Uni. Sean O’Brady
10:00-10:30 Health break / Pause santé

10:30-12:00 Concurrent Sessions / Séances parallèles 2

Session 2a Labour Law / Droit du travail
Room / Salle16
Chair : Allen Ponak

Lean Consulting and Labour Law / La consultation Lean et le droit du travail. Pnina Alon-Shenker

Rethinking Labour Law in Ontario: An Analysis of Public Submissions to the 2015 Changing Workplaces Review Commission / Repenser le droit du travail en Ontario: une analyse des représentations publiques à la Commission d'examen des changements aux milieux de travail de 2015. Gerald Hunt

Industrial Democracy 2.0: Labour Law Reform as an Opportunity to Reopen the Debate on Workplace Democracy / La démocratie industrielle 2.0: la réforme du droit du travail comme occasion de relancer le débat sur la démocratie dans le milieu du travail. Rafael Gomez and/et Juan Gomez

Session 2b Gender / Le genre
Room / Salle 18 (Simultaneous translation/traduction simultanée)
Chair : Victor Haines

Analyser l’activité de travail en chaussant des lunettes féministes. Une réflexion sur l’apport de l’ergonomie dans la gestion de la grossesse au travail, Québec, Canada / Analysis of work activity through a feminist lens : A reflection on the contribution of ergonomics in the management of pregnancy at work, Quebec, Canada Anne Renée Gravel

Women and the game development career path / Les expériences des femmes en rapport avec le procédé de développement de jeux. Johanna Weststar and/et Marie Josée Legault

Assessing the Employment Equity Outcomes for Women in the Transportation Sector / L'évaluation des résultats de l’équité en emploi pour les femmes dans le secteur des transports. Jiong Tu

12:00-13:00 Lunch / Déjeuner - ESB foyer

13:00-14:30 Concurrent Sessions / Séances parallèles 3


13:00-14:30
Session 3a Social policy / Politique sociale
Room / Salle 12
Chair : Scott Walsworth

De la CRAAAP à la CRT : pour une meilleure protection des artistes travailleurs autonomes? / CRAAAP of the CRT: better protection for self-employed artists? Maude Choko

Follow the leader: a critique of Canadian jurisprudence on freedom of association for workers / Suivez le leader: une critique de jurisprudence canadienne sur la liberté d'association pour les travailleurs. Bruce Curran

The Power of Language: Accommodation is a harmful word / La déficience intellectuelle et la puissance du langage. Nancy Zimmerman and/et Tamara Archer

Session 3b Equity / L’Équité
Room /Salle 16
Chair : Maurice Mazerolle
Why are African Nova-Scotians Under-represented in Retail Jobs: A look at Halifax, NS. / Pourquoi les Néo-Écossais africains sont sous-représentés dans le commerce au détail: Un égard sur Halifax, NS. Judy Haiven

L'association entre la région d'origine et l'état de faible revenu au Canada / The association between region of origin and the status of low income in Canada. Sari Madi
The effect of globalization on income inequality in Canada / L'effet de la mondialisation sur l'inégalité des revenus au Canada. Sondes Turki

Session 3c HR practice and strategy / La pratique et de la stratégie RH
Room /Salle 18 (Simultaneous translation/traduction simultanée )
Chair : Dionne Pohler
Co-location in Public Services: learning and innovation through multidisciplinary and inter-agency work environments / Co-location dans les services publics: l'apprentissage et l'innovation grâce à des environnements de travail multidisciplinaires et interinstitutionnelles. Ally Memon

Union membership and job satisfaction: a meta-analysis and cross-national comparisons / L’adhésion au syndicat et la satisfaction au travail: une méta-analyse et des comparaisons transnationales. Patrice Laroche

La dévolution des pratiques de GRH au management. Quel rôle pour la fonction RH dans les organisations? / Devolution of HRM practices to line management : What role for the HR function in organizations? Ahmed Mattalah

What is the Potential of a High Potential? A Longitudinal Study of a Leadership Development Program? / Quel est le potentiel d'un haut potentiel? Une étude longitudinale d'un programme de développement du leadership? Elham Marzi

14:30-14:45 Health break / Pause santé

14:45-16:15 Concurrent Sessions / Séances parallèles 4

Session 4a Downsizing and restructuring / La réduction des effectifs et la réstructuration
Room / Salle 12
Chair : Kenneth Thornicroft

Modelling the relationship of industry and firm performance on downsizing using SEM / Effet de la modélisation de la relation industrielle et de la performance organisationnelle sur la réduction des effectifs en utilisant MES. Nita Chhinzer

Evaluating the paradox of HR and financial perspectives on downsizing lmplementation / Évaluer le paradoxe des perspectives des ressources humaines et financières sur la mise en œuvre de la réduction des effectifs. Nita Chhinzer and/et Kristen Piggott

Unions against MNC Restructuring: how have local unions confronted plant-closing threats in Ontario’s auto sector / Les syndicats contre la restructuration dans les EMN: comment les syndicats locaux ont-ils confrontés les menaces de fermeture d’usine dans le secteur automobile de l'Ontario. Mathieu Dupuis

Session 4b Working time, design and reporting; aspects of responsibility / Temps de travail, la conception et les comptes-rendus; divers aspects de la responsabilité
Room / Salle 16
Chair: Larry Haiven

Videogame developers among “extreme” workers: are death marches over? / Les développeurs de jeux vidéo parmi les travailleurs «extrêmes»: la fin des marches à la mort? Marie-Josée Legault and/et Johanna Weststar

The influence of professional identity on workplace aggressions in skilled trades / L'influence de l'identité professionnelle sur les agressions en milieu de travail dans les métiers spécialisés. Geneviève Cloutier and/et Alain Marchand

Why is Human Sustainability Less Prominent than Environmental Sustainability? An Interdisciplinary Explanation / Pourquoi la durabilité humaine est moins importante que la durabilité environnementale? Une explication interdisciplinaire. Dionne Pohler and/et Daniel Beland and/et Murray Fulton


Session 4c Compensation, careers, and retirement / Rémunération, carrières et la retraite

Room / Salle 18 (Simultaneous translation/traduction simultanée )
Chair : Lorenzo Frangi

Les déterminants de trois comportements de retrait en milieu organisationnel : le cynisme, la baisse d’efficacité professionnelle et le roulement / Determinants of three withdrawal behaviors in an organizational environment: the cynicism, the decline of professional efficiency and turnover. Wassila Merkouche and/et Alain Marchand and/et Stéphane Renaud

Effects of occupational licensing and union on compensation in Canada / Effets de la licence professionnelle et les syndicats sur la rémunération au Canada. Tingting Zhang*

Influences des facteurs liés à la retraite sur le choix d’une trajectoire en fin de carrière; quelles différences entre les hommes et les femmes? / Influences of retirement-related factors on the choice of a late career path: Differences between men and women. Ahmed Adaman Traoré and/et Tania Saba and/et Marie-Ève Dufour

17:00-18:00 Banquet Reception TCU Place, 35, 22nd Street East, Saskatoon

18:00-20:00 Dinner and Program

Allen Ponak Award for Best Student Paper*
Tingting Zhang

Gérard Dion Award
Beth Bilson, Interim Dean and Professor, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan.
Beth Bilson PhD (London), LLB, MA, BA(Hons) (Saskatchewan) joined the faculty of Law at the University of Saskatchewan in 1979. She is a member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan and received the designation of Queen's Counsel in 2000. Bilson has served as Assistant Dean of Law from 1988-1992, Assistant Vice-President (Administration) for the University from 1986-1988, chair of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board from 1992-1997, Dean of Law from 1999-2002 and acting dean in 2010-11. She has published articles in labour and administrative law, and is currently working on several projects in Saskatchewan legal history
HD Woods Lecture
Michael Lynk, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Western University

Recent Developments in Canadian Constitutional Law in Freedom of Association

Michael Lynk is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Western University, in London, Ontario. He joined the Faculty in 1999, and has taught courses in labour, human rights, disability, constitutional and administrative law. He served as Associate Dean of the Faculty between 2008-11.

Professor Lynk has also taught labour law courses at the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). He is a native of Halifax, and a graduate of Dalhousie University (LL.B.) and Queens’ University (LL.M.). Before becoming an academic, he practiced labour law in Ottawa and Toronto for a decade. Professor Lynk is a vice-chair with the Ontario Grievance Settlement Board, and has served as a vice-chair with the Ontario Public Service Grievance Board. He has written widely on the issues of labour law and human rights in the unionized Canadian workplace, and is a frequent speaker at industrial relations and labour law conferences across the country.

Thursday June 2, 2016
Main Campus, PotashCorp Centre, Edwards School of Business, 25 Campus Drive, Saskatoon

8:00-12:00 Registration / Inscription Main Entrance / Entrée principale

9:00-10:00am Light Breakfast & Informal Meeting time Main Entrance / Entrée principale

10:00-11:30 Concurrent Sessions / Séances parallèles 5

5a Labour ups and downs /Des hauts et des bas
Room / Salle 12
Chair : Jean-Nickolas Dumaine

Labour deterioration and resistance amid hard austerity: what can we learn from Greece? / Détérioration du travail et résistance face à l’austérité: que pouvons-nous apprendre de la Grèce? Larry Haiven

Cultural Policy and Demand for Cultural Goods in Quebec: A study of consumption patterns and consumers / Politique culturelle et demande des biens culturels dans une étude québcoise sur la consommation et les consommateurs. Laurence Dubuc

University Based Labour Centres and the Promise of Relevance / Les centres pour les travailleurs dans le milieu universitaires : une promesse de la pertinence. Maurice Mazerolle

5b Mental health at work / La santé mentale au travail
Room / Salle 18 (Simultaneous translation/traduction simultanée)
Chair: Sean O’Brady

L’identité culturelle changerait-elle la manière dont le travail s’associe à l’expérience des problèmes de santé mentale? / Cultural identity : Does it change the way work is associated with the experience of mental health problems? Christiane Liliane Kammogne

Pratiques de conciliation travail-famille et détresse psychologique des salariés québécois: une comparaison selon le genre / work-life balance practices and psychological distress among Québec employees: A comparison by gender Maude Boulet and/et Céline Le Bourdais

Integrating the Science of Addiction Recovery with Canadian Human Rights Law: A Proposed Answer to the Problem of Addicted Employees Who Commit Employment Offences -- A Recovery Oriented Duty to Accommodate / L'intégration de la science du rétablissement de toxicomanie avec le droit canadien de la personne: une proposition de réponse au problème des employés toxicomanes ayant commis des infractions en milieu de travail - Une Obligation d'accommodement orientée vers le rétablissement. John Comrie and/et Rand Teed

11:30-13:00 Working Lunch and AGM / Déjeuner et reunion annuelle de l’association
Room / Salle 18 (Simultaneous translation/traduction simultanée)

13 :00 Closing Remarks and Conference Adjournment/ Mot de la fin et clôture de la conférence