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Fifth International Conference on Precarious Work and Vulnerable Workers

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START DATE 13 June 2016
START TIME 09:00am

College Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT

END DATE 14 June 2016
END TIME 05:00pm

Sponsored by ADAPT- Association for International and Comparative Studies in Labour Law and Industrial Relations (Italy), AUT – Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand) and Middlesex University Business School (United Kingdom)

Since the first of these conferences took place in 2010 the world of work has, if anything, become even more precarious. The 'standard' contract of employment seems to be a contractual relationship that is under siege from new and apparently more flexible ways of working. The numbers of vulnerable workers, whether they be migrant workers, women workers, the disabled, the 'self-employed' or those from ethnic minorities show little sign of declining and are mostly increasing. The indications are that these changes in employment relationships are frequently impacting adversely on the working conditions of those concerned, including with regard to health and safety. There consequently continues to be an urgent need for serious research and debate about these effects.

Call for papers

Abstracts of about 150 words should be submitted online. The deadline for submitting abstracts under this first call is 31 December 2015. We will confirm acceptance or otherwise by 31 January 2016. 

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Registration as a non-presenting delegate is welcome and this should be done by email to Francesca Sperotti by indicating your name, surname, job title and organisation. There is no fee for attending the conference. If you have any further queries please contact the conference convenor Professor Malcolm Sargeant.

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