Wednesday, November 19, 2008


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations
-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor
---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016
-------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

Global Union Research Network
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Tel: +41 22 799 74 48
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18.11.08: New GURN Web

The Global Union Research Network (GURN) launched its new dynamic web site on 18th November 2008.

After four years of existence the GURN is now proud to present a more user-friendly and attractive web site. Users will find it much easier to navigate and search for documents and information on the many topics covered by the GURN.

Also new is the topic on Public-Private Partnership, which allows us able to provide information on eleven important research topics.

   * Corporate Governance
   * Economic Alternatives and Poverty Eradication
   * Global Trade Union Strategies (Union Renewal)
   * Health Politics and Trade Unions
   * Migration
   * OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
   * Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) & International Financial Institutions (IFIs)
   * Public-Private Partnerships
   * Sustainable Development
   * Trade
   * Wages and Collective Bargaining

The new Public-Private Partnership (PPP) page is created to shed light on the issues and concerns related to PPPs in different countries. Multi-stakeholder partnerships, which are referred in the literature as PPPs, are treated separately. The webpage, a combination of papers and websites that provide useful information, analyses and current debates on PPPs, aims at helping the teachers unions and researchers gain critical understanding of PPPs towards a more informed and strategic response to the issue. Other public services unions may find the webpage relevant for their work.

If you know about documents and information relevant to the GURN topics please do not hesitate to contact the relevant topic coordinators directly or to the overall network coordinator. We also appreciate your general feed-back and comments.

This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.

Stuart Basefsky                   
Director, IWS News Bureau                
Institute for Workplace Studies 
Cornell/ILR School                        
16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor             
New York, NY 10016                        
Telephone: (607) 255-2703                
Fax: (607) 255-9641                       

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