Vulnerable Workers: Health, Safety and Well-Being

September 19, 2012

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The leading academic authorities contributing to this book have been involved in major studies carried out for international organisations, individual governments, and national trades’ union organisations; in Vulnerable Workers they consider the growth of job insecurity, the prevalence of flexible or temporary work, and the emergence of precarious forms of self-employment. They look at the new market economies of post-communist Eastern Europe and China, where economic development may occur at the expense of workers’ lives and health; ‘misclassification’ by employers of workers as ‘contractors’, denying them access to rights; and the plight of migrant, transient and ‘invisible’ workers. The impact of supply chain business strategies on the most vulnerable workers; and on the complex relationships between levels of job security and the presence of different kinds of risks are similarly assessed.

To read the first chapter of this book click here.

Vulnerable Workers: Health, Safety and Well-Being, edited by Malcolm Sargeant and Maria Giovannone. Burlington, VT : Gower, 2011. 212 p. ISBN 9781409426622 (hardcover)

For more information on the availability of this title from the University of Toronto Libraries catalogue, click here.

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