BEERG Bytes - bite sized, online chats about current labour issues

BEERG Bytes #4 - a conversation with global fair labour advocate Auret van Heerden

This week Tom Hayes discusses how Covid-19 has exposed fragilities in global supply chains and the impact of this for labour markets with Auret Van Heerden

Auret founded the Swiss consulting company Equiception. It provides consulting, research and training on business and human rights and sustainable value chains, including HRM, labour relations, social and environmental standards. 

Auret was President and CEO of the Fair Labor Association in Washington DC, 2001-2013. From 1996 to 2001 he was responsible for the Special Action Programme on Social and Labour Issues in Export Processing Zones (EPZs) at the ILO in Geneva.

Credits:  BEERG Theme Music by Philip Ryckman aka Obscure Wave Music Facebook                                         Production by: Derek Mooney Comms 

BEERG Bytes Episode #3 - A Perfect Storm? Brexit, Covid-19 and data transfers?

This episode looks at the “perfect storm” nexus of 3 already complex issues: Brexit, Covid-19 and Data Transfers. Joining Tom Hayes are:

  • Rhona Murphy, a consultant with Irish law firm ByrneWallace. Prior to this she was IBEC’s Head of Employment Law Services.

  • Dr Anna Jerzewska, an independent customs and trade consultant, and Associate Fellow of the UKTPO. Anna has a PhD from the University of Leeds (We mistakenly say Edinburgh in video@

Credits:  BEERG Theme Music by Philip Ryckman aka Obscure Wave Music Facebook                                         Production by: Derek Mooney Comms 

BEERG Bytes Episode #2 - Safely back to Work? Covid-19

This episode discusses how can companies best resume work safely. With Tom Hayes are:

  • Sonja van Lieshout, public affairs manager at Randstad representing the Safely Back to Work Alliance a joint initiative from Randstad, The Adecco Group and ManpowerGroup on finding a safe and healthy way of returning to work. 
  • Vince Toman from Lewis Silkin LLP, a good friend of BEERG on EWC issues

Credits:  BEERG Theme Music by Philip Ryckman aka Obscure Wave Music Facebook                                         Production by: Derek Mooney Comms 

BEERG Bytes Episode #1 - Using teleconferencing platforms in EWCs?

This episode features:

  • Tom Hayes,
  • Lisa Salas,
  • Andre Declerck
  • Ulrike Fuehrer

discussing the use of teleconferencing platforms in EWCs

Video opens in Vimeo and is password protected 

Credits:  BEERG Theme Music by Philip Ryckman aka Obscure Wave Music Facebook                                         Production by: Derek Mooney Comms