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Vulnerable workers : health, safety and well-being

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331.62 SARv
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Length:
xvii, 272 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Publisher:
Farnham, U.K.: Gower Publishing Limited
Year:
2011
ISBN-ISSN:
9781409426622
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Books
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1
Abstract:
Considers the growth of job insecurity, the prevalence of flexible or temporary work, and the emergence of precarious forms of self-employment. It looks 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. The contributors also propose responses to the challenges they highlight. The role of employee representatives is examined, together with the potential to enhance worker capability through organisational change. New legislative approaches, and changes to traditional compensation and social security systems are considered.
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