Managing job insecurity and creating better quality work

2.00pm to 4.00pm at National



2.00pm to 4.00pm

What is poor quality work? We know that poor quality work that is precarious and insecure can be more damaging to health than unemployment. This section of the working population is likely to increase during the pandemic and its aftermath. These workers are also often left out of wellbeing initiatives and any initiative of support is often hard to access. There is no sick pay for these workers so the risk of presenteeism and associated health risks is greater.

Who is this for?  Precarious workers, businesses who use contract workers, trade unions, the self employed

Aim – inform policy and practice

Work & Equalities Institute, University of Manchester
Professor Stephen Bevan, Institute for Employment Studies
Health Foundation
Independent Workers Union of GB and TUC (tbc)
Chair – Professor Anne Harriss, President, Society of Occupational Medicine

Useful references:
Equality and Human Rights commission

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