Carla Lipsig-Mumme

Carla Lipsig-Mumme
Professor, Work and Labour Studies

"Work and Labour Studies has a two-pronged goal. Firstly, to bring students face to face with the world of work: its future and its history, its inequalities, laws and struggles for fairness and respect, the role of labour unions in fighting for working people’s lives, jobs, communities and futures.

Work and Labour Studies’ second goal is to prepare students to enter the worlds of work through experience and knowledge, by focusing curriculum on the emerging issues of the 21st century: robots and jobs; dismantling precarious employment; greening work: the struggle to slow climate change and the growing international role of labour unions.

The Work and Labour Studies curriculum blends politics, law, economics, history, development studies, sociology and labour relations, with hands-on courses on the future of work, a workplace placement with unions and other social justice organisations, and collective bargaining simulation. Our program offers both curriculum and hands-on work from the first year Future of Work course through the fourth year Placement and Collective Bargaining Simulation courses."