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Industrial Relations Research Unit

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A leading European centre for research and analysis on the employment relationship

Our work combines long-term fundamental research and short-term commissioned projects. In both we maintain the independence and integrity of approach which have been the hallmark of IRRU since its establishment in 1970. The Director of IRRU is Professor Guglielmo Meardi.

We aim to advance understanding of the rapidly changing world of employment through in-depth, critical and theoretically-informed empirical research. In so doing, we also seek to improve the quality of data and analysis available for policy-making by government, employers and trade unions.

IRRU's current research clusters around three themes:

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Research Co-ordinator
Warwick Business School
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL

irruoffice at wbs dot ac dot uk
t: +44 (0)24 7652 4268

IRRU provides major research resources for the academic and practitioner communities, including:

 Further details about IRRU’s current research are available in our most recent Annual Update

Recent Articles
European Observatory of Working Life - EurWork

29 March 2016
National living wage comes into force
25 January 2016
Digitalisation and working life: lessons from the Uber cases around Europe

26 November 2015
Report identifies key levers for improving workplace productivity
1 October 2015
Employment rights may influence outcome of EU membership referendum
30 July 2015
TUC calls for stronger enforcement of national minimum wage
Opportunities for flexible working are increasing 
Racial labour market inequalities highlighted by TUC 
Research highlights how migrant workers benefit business  

28 July 2015
One in three employees subject to interpersonal conflict at work

27 July 2015
Unions unhappy at European court ruling on collective redundancy case