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Public sector employment relations, service delivery and accountability in turbulent times

Call for abstracts

The Economics and Labour Relations Review has issued a call for papers for public sector employment relations, service delivery and accountability in turbulent times. Key topics to be addressed by articles in this themed collection, drawing on experiences in developed and developing countries include:

  • Public sector collective bargaining, wages, pensions, working conditions and employment levels

  • Public sector labour processes, technology and automation

  • Trade union campaigns, mobilisation and industrial action

  • Implications of the pandemic for public sector job quality, work intensification, workplace health and safety, and employee mental health

  • Implications for public sector employment of women, indigenous, youth and disabled workers

  • Government willingness to increase or decrease public sector accountability and governance, and 

  • Government reliance on privatisation and outsourcing of service delivery.

You are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 500 words to Dr Sue Williamson, at, by 30 September 2020. Invitations to submit a full manuscript will be issued by 16 October 2020. Manuscripts are required to comply with ELRR author guidelines, available here.

They will be required to be lodged through by 26 February 2021. The themed collection will be published in ELRR Volume 32(4) in December 2021, although individual articles may be published earlier in Online First as they are finalised.