All over the world a different kind of labour law is in the process of formation; in Gramsci's phrase, this is an interregnum when the old is dying and the new is struggling to be born. This book, to which an internationally distinguished group of scholars has contributed, examines the future of labour law from a wide variety of perspectives. Issues covered include the ideology of New Labour law; the employment relationship; the public/private divide; termination of employment; equality law; corporate governance; collective bargaining; workers' participation; strikes; international labour standards; the role of EU law; the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights; labour law and development in Southern Africa; and the impact of globalisation. The essays are written in honour of the outstanding labour lawyer Professor Bob Hepple QC, who has contributed to so many areas of this dynamic field.
Catherine Barnard is University Senior Lecturer in Law and Jean Monnet Chair of European Law at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity College. Simon Deakin is Robert Monks Professor of Corporate Governance and Fellow of Peterhouse at the University of Cambridge. Gillian S. Morris is former Professor of Law,now Professor Associate, at Brunel University, a barrister at Matrix Chambers, and a Deputy Chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee.