Final agenda for “Blacklisting, Bullying, Blowing the Whistle” conference this Friday and Saturday, University of Greenwich

15 September 2016

Conference Programme


Day 1 – Friday 16th September

10:45 Registration and refreshments

11:45 Opening plenary session

Chair: Professor Sian Moore – Director, Work, Employment Research Unit, University of Greenwich

John McDonnell MP

Matt Wrack – General Secretary, Fire Brigades Union
John Hendy QC
Dr Minh Alexander – NHS Whistleblower & former consultant psychiatrist

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Blacklisting plenary session

Chair: Phil Chamberlain – University of the West of England and author of ‘Blacklisted’

Steve Acheson – Blacklist Support Group
Gail Cartmail – Assistant General Secretary, Unite the Union
Professor Keith Ewing – Kings College London and Institute of Employment Rights and Andrew Moretta, University of Liverpool

15:15 Tea & Coffee break

15:45 Spycops plenary session

Chair: Helen Steel – Police Spies Out of Lives

Suresh Grover – The Monitoring Group
Michelle Stanistreet – General Secretary National Union of Journalists
‘Andrea’ – Police Spies Out of Lives

17:00 Break

Associated / fringe events:

17:30 ‘Blacklisted’ Book Launch & Film Premier

Book launch: ‘Blacklisted’ by Dave Smith & Phil Chamberlain updated edition
Film Premier: ‘Blacklisted’ new documentary by Tom Wood – Reel News

19:00 Evening social event celebrating Blacklisting victory in Students Union Bar with DJ & live music (Free entry)

Art exhibition curated by Art Against Blacklisting

Videos by Reel News shown on the big screen at every break.

Day 2 – Saturday 17th September

9:30 Registration and refreshments

10:00 Workplace Bullying plenary session

Chair: Professor Julie Ferry, Unite the Resistance

Amanda Brown – Assistant General Secretary, National Union of Teachers
Professor Phil Taylor – University of Strathclyde
Lee Jasper – Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (BARAC)

11:15 Tea & Coffee break

11:45 Whistleblowing plenary session

Chair: Dr Wim Vandekerckhove, University of Greenwich

Professor David Lewis – Middlesex University
Eileen Chubb – Bupa7, Compassion In Care & The Whistler

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Workshops


Chair: Roy Bentham – Blacklist Support Group
Dr Jack Fawbert – Anglia Ruskin University


Chair: Professor Phil Taylor, Strathclyde University
David Renton – Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
Gerry Burns – PCS branch secretary, Ministry of Defence, Glasgow
Nicky Marcus, BASSA and Unite the Union


Chair: Michelle Sweeney – Probation officer and Whistleblower from Merseyside
Arron Phillips – University of Greenwich
Margaret Lynch- Whistleblower Education & Social Care, Glasgow


Chair: – Undercover Research Group
Shamik Dutta – Bhatt Murphy solicitors

15:00 Tea & Coffee break

15:20 Closing plenary session (including feedback from workshops)

Chair: Dave Smith – Blacklist Support Group

Roger McKenzie, Assistant General Secretary, UNISON
Lois Austin – Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance

4:15pm End of conference

Associated / fringe events:

Art exhibition curated by Art Against Blacklisting

Videos by Reel News shown on the big screen at every break.

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