This conference may be of interest:
Europe’s Changing Workplaces
April 3rd 2017
National University of Ireland Maynooth
New Deals in the New Economy Project
Political Economy and Work Research Cluster
MUSSI and the Department of Sociology
Behind the deep economic troubles and political turmoil of the current era is a profound uncertainty about working life and employment – while some experience precarity and marginalisation, others work for significant rewards but at the cost of intense and intrusive work commitments. For almost all, ‘flexibility’ is an everyday reality at work – although flexibility can take many forms, for better and for worse.
- What are the patterns of work in Europe today?
- Where is work changing, and how?
- Are there the seeds of a new ‘European model’ of work and employment?
- What are its contradictions, challenges, conditions and prospects?
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Jill Rubery (European Work and Employment Research Centre, University of Manchester) will speak about precarious work and social protection gaps across European countries.
Paolo Barbieri (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento) will speak about labour market regulation, de-regulation and flexible employment in Europe.
Vanessa Gash (Department of Sociology, City University of London) will speak about gender inequalities within households in labour market access and rewards, and the effect of new employment patterns.
Valeria Pulignano (Centre for Sociological Research, KU Leuven) will speak about company production and union strategies, and mixes of flexibility and security in multinational firms in three countries.
Steen Navrbjerg (FAOS and Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen) will speak about the encounter in workplaces and industrial relations between the ‘Danish Model’ and liberalised international employment relations.
Seán Ó Riain and Amy Healy (Sociology and MUSSI, Maynooth University) will speak about New Deals in the New Economy research on changing work processes in the EU-15 and the links between new work practices and intensity, insecurity, intrusion and income at work.
Concluding Discussion with Bill Roche (UCD), Michael Doherty and Jane Gray (Maynooth University)