Massey Business School  (Albany Campus)
Massey University

Business After 5 Event

Brexit, voice and loyalty: European social dialogue in turbulent times!

Place: Massey Business School Building 10, Gate 1, Albany Expressway
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: From 5pm for a 5.30pm presentation
To register: You can register here. Please RSVP by Friday, 22 February
Cost:  No charge.  There will be networking with complimentary light refreshments

As the UK struggles to define its BREXIT strategy, our first ‘Business After 5’ speaker for 2019 will talk about the state of play and current challenges for the European Union (EU).

For three decades social dialogue has been a key element in the European social market economy and contributed to its competitiveness, but it is now challenged by industrial and social change. Collective bargaining de-centralisation has polarised EU Member States and the subsequent crisis has resulted in an increased trend towards unilateral decision making by governments at the expense of social partners’ autonomy.


Professor Dr Christian Welz is a Senior Research Manager at the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) and brings extensive experience and knowledge from the fields of industrial relations (IR), EU labour law, and social policy. As a senior research manager in IR, he manages a variety of research projects to develop expertise and quality of research in the field.

Proessor Welz’s research work at Eurofound, the EU Agency for the improvement of living and working, supports the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy to ensure that Europe achieves smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. By undertaking research that examines practical experience and identifies factors for successful change, Eurofound seeks to document and understand change and to develop ideas for the ongoing improvement of the living and working conditions of European citizens as well as industrial relations at EU and Member State level.

Christian’s visit is supported by Massey University, its Schools of Management/ MPOWER and Psychology/EPIC, and the Eurofound. Eurofound is the EU Agency for the improvement of living and working conditions.

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