Precarious work precarious lives: how policy can create more security

This event happened on 8th November 2018

FEPS-TASC cordially invites you to the launch of our report. Details of the event and an outline of the report are available below. We do hope that you can join us for this exciting launch.

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Dr Mary Murphy, Senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Maynooth University
Senator Paul Gavan
Senator Ged Nash
Marie-Claire McAleer, National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI)
Dr Sinead Pembroke (Author of the Report)

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A discussion.

Venue: Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin.
Date: Thursday 8th November 2018
Time: 11am - 1pm

Tea/Coffee available on arrival

Please Note: There is limited capacity at the venue. Please RSVP here on Eventbrite.

About the Report 

Employment in Ireland is often spoken about in terms of the economic recovery and falling unemployment rates. However, two of the most important issues that need to be addressed are job quality and the types of jobs that are being created. Precariousness is increasingly recognised as a social and economic problem in EU official public discourse.

As the first FEPS-TASC report on precarious work, living with uncertainty: the social implications of precarious work concluded, precarious work has far reaching and adverse consequences outside of the workplace, particularly regarding health, housing and family formation. This new report investigates policy responses to address the negative impact of precarious work.

The report advocates a multi-faceted policy approach in addressing the negative impacts of precarious work in Ireland. As precarious work affects multiple aspects of an individual’s life experience, we need both changes to employment protection and a combination of in-work benefits and social supports, such as childcare, healthcare and social housing.

The report examines five major policy areas and the scope for policy interventions: employment protection, social protection, health, housing, and childcare. These policy areas were identified following four focus group sessions with precarious workers and 20 interviews with policy experts. The report also compares how other European countries have addressed precarious work and assesses whether a stronger EU-wide approach is needed.


Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin

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