The aim of the research is to investigate the future of work in regions. It examines the possible ways that those exercising regional governance might be able to promote the shifts underway, for example from primary and secondary industries to the service sector.
The Centre for People, Organisation & Work
CPOW addresses inequalities in the world of work to create sustainable, fair and decent work for all.
Who we are || CPOW is an interdisciplinary centre located in RMIT’s College of Business and Law. CPOW is a lively collaboration between passionate and engaged researchers committed to social justice. Our community of researchers use a range of critical conceptual frameworks and methods in analysing contemporary problems in the world of work.
What we do || Our research agenda is based on principles of fairness, equality – especially gender equality – sustainability and social justice. It is worker-centred and focuses on people at work and in their communities, particularly those who are vulnerable and marginalised. Our current research is organised around four main themes in the world of work:
• Working Lives: Uncertainties and Futures
• Gender, Equality and Diversity
• Political Economy of Socio-Economic Change
• Digital Business, Work and Life
How we do it || Our research and engagement is focused on identifying the conditions for fairness and equality at work, amplifying the voices of those undertaking work and their collective organisations. We investigate key issues in the world of work through rigorous, interdisciplinary analyses of empirical evidence, in partnership with communities, governments and industry. We proactively participate in public and policy debates and develop grounded interventions for better social and economic futures.
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Public Lecture by Dr Karla Zimpel-Leal Wednesday, 19th February 2020 | 4pm – 6pm RMIT Building 80, Level 10, Room 17445 Swanston St, Melbourne RSVP: email
Publications by Dr Fiona Macdonald Share Share on linkedin Share on twitter Share on facebook Read the report Precarity and Job Instability on the Frontlines
Sara Charlesworth Project Duration: 2019 – current Sara Charlesworth is on the Advisory group of a new project being undertaken at the Personal Social Services
Sara Charlesworth Grants and funding: Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Project Duration: 2019 – current Sara Charlesworth is an investigator on this Canadian
Sara Charlesworth, Fiona Macdonald Grants and funding: Worksafe Victoria Project Duration: 2020 – current Sara Charlesworth and Fiona Macdonald, together with the assistance of Jane
This project explores the links between job quality and care quality in the context of formal aged care provision in the distinct liberal welfare states
Evaluating Redress Mechanisms Governing the Human Rights Practices of Transnational Business: Lessons for Institutional Design and Operation
Evaluating Redress Mechanisms Governing the Human Rights Practices of Transnational Business: Lessons for Institutional Design and Operation Researching the protection of vulnerable workers and communities’
The Glass Ceiling For Women: Assessing the State of Gender Equality and Career Progression in the Health Industry
The Glass Ceiling For Women: Assessing the State of Gender Equality and Career Progression in the Health Industry Exploration of gender equality between women and