Industrial Relations Research Unit

The Industrial Relations Research Unit (IRRU) is one of the major centres for the study of industrial relations in Europe. Established in 1970, our Advisory Committee includes senior officials of the DTI, CBI, TUC, and Acas.

Our objectives

  • Promote understanding of industrial relations through long-term, interdisciplinary research
  • Contribute to the policy-making of public administrators, employers and trade unions by improving the quality of data and analysis
  • Be a major international as well as national centre promoting the subject
  • Contribute to research-led industrial relations teaching within WBS

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