Date of release: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Migrant Labour in a Transnational Context - Business seminarThe issue of migrant labour forms the subject of a seminar at the University of Greenwich on Wednesday 5 October.

The seminar will consider the impact of the Brexit decision and, in particular, how the free movement of labour relates to the free movement of capital, goods and services. It will also assess the effects of growing inequality.

The event, which is open to all, is the latest in a seminar series organised by the Work and Employment Research Unit, part of the university's Business School.

Three expert speakers will take the stage: Barbara Samaluk (Research Fellow, University of Greenwich), Alan Manning (Professor of Economics, London School of Economics), and Sonia McKay (Visiting Professor of European Socio-Legal Studies at the University of the West of England, and the University of Greenwich).

Dr Samaluk will speak about her research on labour migration from central and eastern Europe to the UK, and will focus on the strategies of migrant workers from Poland and Slovenia within the process of transnational exchange.

She has recently been awarded a prestigious Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship for a research project that is looking into the difficulties faced by young professionals searching for skilled and secure jobs within the EU.

Professor Manning is a member of the Migration Advisory Committee and will speak about the role of the committee, its research and its future post-Brexit. He has published widely on labour economics and is currently researching the impact of minimum wages on inequality in the UK and the USA.

Professor McKay will base her contribution on her research project, UndocNet. This investigated the working lives of migrants without documents living in London, as well as the experiences and rationales of employers.

Migrant Labour in a Transnational Context takes place in Room 102, Hamilton House, 15 Park Vista, Greenwich, London SE10 9LZ, from 3pm to 6pm.

Those planning to attend should contact Professor Geoff White, University of Greenwich, at G.K.White@gre.ac.uk

To find out more about studying business subjects at Greenwich: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculties/business

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