Workshops

WORKSHOPS

As part of the project we are holding a series of workshops which aim to bring together a small group of Irish and European researchers with practitioners in relation to specific aspects of the project. Workshops will be held here in TASC and attendance is by invitation.

TASC workshop on “precarious work, casual employment and social welfare” was held in TASC on Tuesday 6th December.

TASC workshop1: Precarious work, casual employment and social welfare, 6th December 2016

6 December 2016

A workshop on “precarious work, casual employment and social welfare” was held in TASC on Tuesday 6th December 2016.

This workshop explored the argument that the sharp division between employment and unemployment has been replaced by precarious work which combines welfare with low pay and casual work, all driven by punitive forms of labour market ‘activation’.

Speakers and presentations can be downloaded here:

Alicja Bobek (TASC) on: “The ‘Social implications of precarious work’ project”

Michelle O’Sullivan (University of Limerick) on: “A review of research issues on precarious work in Ireland”

Andrew Smith (Bradford University) (co-author Jo McBride) on: “Working to live? Low paid multiple employment and work-life articulation”

Damien Grimshaw (Manchester University) (Co-authors: May Johnson, Jill Rubery and Arjan Keize) on: “Reducing precarious work in Europe: Protective gaps and the role of social dialogue”

Tom Boland (Waterford IT) (Co-author Ray Griffin) on: “Welfare schemes: between precarity and workfare”

Mary Murphy (Maynooth University) on: “Exploring how vulnerable workers experience the intersection of social welfare, activation and employment regulation policy in Ireland”

TASC workshop 2: The new European precariat? Educated young people in temporary employment

25 April 2017

A workshop on “the new European precariat? Educated young people in temporary employment” was held in TASC on Tuesday 25th April 2017.

This workshop explored the experience of temporary employment for educated young people all over Europe, with presentations from speakers from Ireland, Poland, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Italy.

Speakers and presentations can be downloaded here:

Sinead Pembroke and Alicja Bobek (TASC) on: The social implications of precarious work project

Adam Mrozowicki (University ofWroclaw) Co-authors Mateusz Karolak and Agata Krasowska on: Lost in transitions? Biographical experiences and life strategies of young precarious workers in Poland

Vera Trappmann (Leeds University) on: Young precarious workers in Germany: An insight into overlooked lifeworlds

Mireia Bolibar (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) Co-authors: Joan-Miquel Verd and Oriol Barranco on: The effects of unemployment on young adults' relational resources: evidence from Spain

Theresa O’Keefe and Aline Courtois (University College Cork and University College London) on: The Hamster Wheel of Precarity: invisible workers in the Irish higher education sector.

Annalisa Murgia (Leeds University) on: At Risk of Deskilling and Trapped by Passion: The case of Precarious Highly Educated Young Workers in Italy.

Renato Do Carmo (University Institute of Lisbon) on: From precarious work to an uncertain tomorrow: the case of young people in Portugal