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News and events Work & Employment Research Unit


5 December 2017: Research on Living Wage presented to government

Research forms part of a report by the Low Pay Commission, an independent body that recommends the rates of the National Minimum Wages, including the National Living Wage, to government.

20 October 2017: UNISON have released Sian Moore's evaluation of its Ethical Care Charter

UNISON's Ethical Care Charter (ECC) was launched in 2012 and since 32 Councils and care providers have adopted the Charter. The research explores the implications of the adoption of the Charter for homecare services; primarily for the working conditions of homecare workers, but consequently service users.

Upcoming Events

2 November 2017: Diversity Interest Group Launch

The group is interested in all forms of equality and diversity from an interdisciplinary perspective. 

17 November 2017: "The Marketization of Employment Services. Dilemmas of Europe's Work-First Welfare States"

Book launch by former Work and Employment Research Unit (WERU) director Ian Greer. Commentators:

  • Chiara Benassi (King's College London),
  • John McInally (the Public and Commercial Services Union),
  • Matt Vidal (University of Loughborough).

Past Events

Work & Employment Research Unit is part of the Business School, University of Greenwich.