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From exploitation to hope? A discussion for casualised workers in Greater Manchester

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06 November 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ziferblat Social Space
The Studio, 23 Edge Street
M4 1HW


“The gig economy is destroying workers’ rights!”, “Young people don’t join trade unions!”, “Robots are going to take our jobs!” Do you identify as someone who is insecure or exploited in the labour market? Then this event is for you.

This interactive workshop is a chance for young people, working in insecure and casual conditions to discuss your experiences with peers, know your rights and explore your personal expectations and aspirations. Join our discussion on casual working in Greater Manchester as we explore personal expectations, as we learn from our shared experiences and as we consider what the future could hold for us all… Can we move from exploitation to optimism?

We are 4 researchers of labour and work from the University of Manchester and MMU, at different stages in our lives and careers. Our in-depth workshop is aimed at people aged between 18 and 30, experiencing insecurity or exploitation in their working lives. Attendees may work in any sector; all we ask is that you are open to sharing your personal experiences and contemplating our shared future. Food will be provided.