Can you help? Research project on forgotten workers

Help wanted- Newcastle University Business School Research Project: The Forgotten Workers 

Dr Jo McBride is a Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations, Work and Employment at Newcastle University Business school. She has secured funding for research into what her team refer to as “The Forgotten Workers”

The team are currently conducting research into the lives of low-paid workers in Yorkshire and the North-East of England.  This research is set in the context of growing levels of low-pay and inequality at the regional and national levels.

Whilst there is much focus on low-pay, poverty and social inclusion, there is little research on in-work poverty.  Indeed, it is estimated that 1 in 5 workers in the UK are paid less than the living wage.  We are keen to speak to those in low-paid multiple forms of employment in Yorkshire and the North-East, who are paid below the living wage (currently £7.85 per hour).  Our aim is to uncover the experiences and realities of working lives, and the challenges of attempting to achieve work-life balance.

Further details can be found at the website of Durham Community Support Centre.

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