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O'Neil, J., & Ellis, V. (2018, June). Unheard voices of decline in the Scottish Oil Sector. Presented at BUIRA History of Industrial Relations Study Group, University of Westminster
This paper examines how employment in the Scottish oil industry is changing as the industry declines, shedding in excess of 120,000 jobs between 2014 and 2016 as oil prices fe...
Ellis, V. (2016, July). The Changing Nature of Academic Work in the UK. Presented at 3rd ISA Forum of Scoiology - The Future We Want: global sociology and the struggles for a better world, Vienna, Austria
Although, seemingly involved in a perpetual process of ‘evolution’ universities, and those that work within them, have been subject to unprecedented change over the past twent...
Ellis, V. From Commitment to Control: A Labour Process Study of Workers' Experiences of the Transition from Clerical to Call Centre Work at British Gas. (Thesis). University of Stirling. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1203160
Despite their continuing importance to the UK economy and their employment of significant numbers of workers from a range of professions, the utilities have received scant att...
Ellis, V., & Richards, J. (2019, July). Assessing job quality within the Scottish microbrewing sector. Paper presented at Centre for Beer Research and Enterprise (CBREW) Workshop
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Ellis, V., & Richards, J. (2019, April). Examining the meanings and motivations for working within the Scottish microbrewing industry. Paper presented at International Labour Process Conference
Brewing has experienced a considerable revival in recent years with the number of brewers in the UK being at its highest level since the 1930s (Cask Report, 2018). After decad...
Richards, J., & Ellis, V. (2019, April). Unkettling the unions? An action research study of surmounting the Trade Union Act 2016 in the UK higher education sector. Paper presented at International Labour Process Conference
The paper responds to calls for the sharing of ‘best practice’ were trade unions have successfully met turnout levels required of the Trade Union Act 2016 (the Act). The study...
Richards, J., & Ellis, V. (2019, February). Surmounting the Trade Union Act 2016: A case study of using local branch data and communication systems to ‘get the vote out’ in the UK higher education sector. Paper presented at STUC Research Conference: Behind Closed Circuits: Data, digitalisation and trade union tactics
The proposed paper/presentation engages with how trade unions can mobilise membership data and communication systems to organise workers into getting the vote out (GTVO) for i...
Ellis, V., & O'Neil, J. (2018, March). Behind the Beer: An examination of the labour process within the Scottish microbrewing industry. Paper presented at International Labour Process Conference, Buenos Aires
Much of the contemporary discourse on the future of work centres on the robot revolution and the continued automation of production processes. Long predicted by labour process...
Ellis, V., & de Turberville, S. (2013, September). The changing nature of academic work. Paper presented at Work, Employment and Society, University of Warwick
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Ellis, V., & Munro, A. (2013, September). Working Together? Investigating Managers' Attitudes Towards Trade Unions. Paper presented at Work, Employment and Society, University of Warwick
Ellis, V., & Munro, A. (2013, June). Working Together? An investigation of managers' perceptions of trade unions in the UK. Paper presented at British Universities Industrial Relations Association, Glasgow
Ellis, V., & Munro, A. (2013, March). The Enemy Within or Partners? Investigating Managers' Perceptions of Trade Unions. Paper presented at 31st International Labour Process Conference, Rutgers University, New York
Ellis, V., & de Turberville, S. (2013, March). The Managed Academic? An Examination of the Academic Labour Process. Paper presented at 31st International Labour Process Conference, Rutgers University
Ellis, V., & Smith, A. (2009, April). Profit before people: Workers' experiences of privatisation at British Gas and NS&I. Paper presented at 27th International Labour Process Conference, Edinburgh
Richards, J., & Ellis, V. (2008, March). Satire and shop-talk: The purpose and importance of sounding off in cyberspace. Paper presented at International Labour Process Conference, Dublin
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...
The central aim of this thesis is: to investigate changes in gender equity and equality in Scottis...