ESRC Festival 2020 – Building Back Decent Work in the Pandemic and Beyond

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Date: Thursday, 12 November 2020

ESRC Festival 2020 – Building Back Decent Work in the Pandemic and Beyond
(Centre of Decent Work and Productivity, Manchester Met Business School Virtual Event)

Café-style event, delegates are welcome to attend particular sessions of interest (or the whole event) Booking details and full programme to follow:

Time: 2pm-6pm

Introduction

A series of 6 presentations (with guest speakers) showcasing impactful research from Manchester Met’s University Research Centre ‘Decent Work and Productivity’. Interactive themed presentations and debate include:

Session 1 – Policy support for Decent Work and Self-Employment
Dr Julia Rouse – How can policy shape Decent Self-Employment in the context of Covid?
Dr Katy Jones – Active Labour Market Policy in a Post-Covid UK
Guest speaker: Greater Manchester Employment Charter
Audience questions with Chris Maguire

Session 2 – Decent Work in Key Sectors
Dr Richard Whittle – Retail in a Covid 19 World: Staff, Skills and Sustainability
Professor Carol Atkinson – Decent Work in Adult Social Care
Guest speaker: tbc
Audience questions with Chris Maguire

Session 3 – Labour Market Uncertainty and Vulnerable Workers in the pandemic and beyond
Dr Fiona Christie – Young People and Work in an Age of Uncertainty
Dr Julie Davies – Nurturing the well-being of neurodiverse employees
Guest speaker: Tony Wilson, Institute for Employment Studies
Audience questions with Chris Maguire

For further information and to register please click here.

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