Pete Burgess is an experienced researcher in the fields of international human resource management and employee relations. As well as freelance work, he is also a Research Fellow at the Business School, University of Greenwich.

He spent 18 years as an editor in the international department of
Incomes Data Services (IDS), one of the UK’s leading sources of information on employment and pay issues. While at IDS he edited and managed a series of reference publications on employment law and HRM practice: IDS International Employment Guides.

Pete has also been engaged in a wide range of contract research, consultancy and information provision. Clients have included:

  • the New Zealand government,
  • leading automotive firms,
  • the Irish Employers Association (IBEC),
  • Labour Ministry of North-Rhine Westphalia (Germany),
  • UK trade unions,
  • Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Germany
  • European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU)
  • XpertHR, where he is a consultant editor (XpertHR)
  • the Ethical Trading Initiative.

Since 2010 he has been a Research Fellow at the Business School, University of Greenwich, working on research projects on employment tribunals in the UK and abroad, trade union developments in Germany, and other topics. The current project, to run until March 2017, deals with worker lay judges in Great Britain, Germany and France.

Pete has extensive experience in speaking at events on international employment topics for a variety of audiences in the UK and abroad, including refereed papers at academic conferences.

Issues covered include

  • European Works Councils,
  • information and consultation,
  • trade union developments and the German labour market,
  • minimum wages and collective bargaining,
  • working time management,
  • mergers and acquisitions,
  • employment developments in selected European countries.