Seminar 2: How can bad jobs be made more bearable?

University of Oxford (21 Sept 2010)


‘Low-wage work in five European countries and the United States - Lessons from a comparative study' (pdf)
Gerhard Bosch, University of Duisburg-Essen

‘Reducing employers’ use of low paid, insecure employment: institutional pressures and policy responses' (pdf)
Hilary Metcalf, NIESR

‘Challenging the rate for the job: Lessons from the London living wage campaign' (pdf)
Jane Wills, University of London

‘Protected at last? Agency temps in the UK and the European Directive on Agency Work' (pdf)
Chris Forde and Gary Slater, University of Leeds


Also Participating:

Angela Baron, Advisor in Organisation Development and Engagement at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Peter Brown, Head of Work Environment, Radiation and Gas Division at the Health and Safety Executive

Deborah Littman, National Officer at Unison and Vice-Chair of London Living Wage Campaign

Ken Mayhew, Professor of Education and Economic Performance, and Director of ESRC Research Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) at the University of Oxford

Paul Whitehouse, Chairman of Gangmasters Licensing Authority

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