Paul Blyton has researched widely in aspects of Employment Relations, in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia. A particular focus has been issues connected to working time and work-life balance. He has held visiting Fellowships in Canada and Australia, and has acted as an expert advisor to the OECD and ILO. He has published more than sixty articles in academic journals and his many books include The Realities of Work (with Mike Noon), The Dynamics of Employment Relations (with Peter Turnbull) and Key Concepts in Work (with Jean Jenkins).
Emeritus Professor of Employment Relations
In this article we focus on the creation of debt relations between workers and their workplace as a tool of managerial control in the garment factories of Bangalore, India. The currency of indebtedness in this case is working time and our focus is the manipulation of hours...
This article draws on investigations of worker response to two factory closures to develop recent discussions around mobilization theory. With many shared characteristics between the factories, both located in the garment manufacturing sector, and with similar workforces and...