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Two day conference - vulnerable workers and precarious work in a changing world

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START DATE 10 September 2012
START TIME 12:00am
END DATE 10 September 2012
END TIME 12:00am

In this two day international conference we will consider all issues related to vulnerable workers and precarious working, including; employment protection, job exploitation and slavery

This conference follows on from a successful conference held in London in 2010 on Vulnerable Workers, Health, Safety and Well-Being. The papers from that conference have now been published as an edited book (Vulnerable Workers; Health, Safety and Well-being Gower Publishing 2011). We wish to continue this theme but also widen it to take into consideration all issues related to vulnerable workers and precarious working such as: employment protection; job exploitation; slavery; migrant workers; gender and race issues; particular groups of vulnerable workers; domestic workers; the role of trade unions, NGOs and other interested bodies; the work of the ILO and other international bodies as well as relevant national organisations; decent work, contractual issues and turning precarious work into secure work.
This is not intended to be a closed list of topics and we welcome papers submitted on any topic related to this wide field.

Call for papers

There will be the option to publish suitable papers from this conference in the E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies, a new refereed international on-line journal edited by Adapt University Press.

The working language will be English.

Contributors are invited to submit an abstract of not more than two pages (Times New Roman 12) by March 30 2012. Abstracts should contain a clear outline of the subject matter with the research questions it intends to answer. Contributors will receive a response to their submission by April 27 2012.

Symposium proposals – we are also interested in proposals for symposia by groups of academics wishing to present a themed topic. If you are interested in making such a proposal, then please make contact with Professor Malcolm Sargeant on

Time: tbc

Location:Hendon campus

Further information: Attending this event is free, but you must book a place online. Attendees who wish to present a paper are particularly welcome. If you have any questions please email

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