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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. This research comprises nine case studies where UNISON's ECC was adopted between November 2013 and October 2015. 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. It looks at change during the period over which the Charter has been in operation, identifies the key challenges and presents issues that have arisen in the implementation of the Charter.

Upcoming Events

2 November 2017: Diversity Interest Group Launch

  • The University of Greenwich is proud to announce the launch of its university-wide Diversity Interest Group. The group is interested in all forms of equality and diversity from an interdisciplinary perspective. To register your attendance please contact The launch event will take place at the Old Royal Naval College, University of Greenwich.

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). To confirm attendance please contact

Past Events

6 June 2017: one day conference - Employee Lay Members in Employment Tribunals in Great Britain, France and Germany. 

28 April 2017: research seminar - Bargaining for Productivity: a cross-national European Study co-funded by the European Commission. Initial Findings. 

29 March 2017: seminar - The Future of the Labour Market Post-Brexit

25 January 2017: seminar - Tackling low pay: minimum wage or living wage?

17 September 2016: Report from Blacklisting, Bullying & Blowing the Whistle conference

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