The COVID-19 pandemic has brought rapid and far-reaching changes to how businesses operate and how – and where – people 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:
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.
CPOW’s commitment to key UN Sustainable Development Goals || Research undertaken by CPOW members responds to the UN’s Global Challenges agenda and is directly aligned with six key Sustainable Development goals:
Report: Scoping Study on Gender-Based Violence in Individualised Support & Care Services in Victoria
Sara Charlesworth, Fiona Macdonald and Jane Clarke, are undertaking this scoping project for Worksafe Victoria.
Wendy Taylor 12 August 2020
Anthony Forsyth 12 August 2020
Public Lecture by Prof. Jeremy Moon | Wednesday 20th November, 2019
Dr Sara Meger, Dr Lisa Carson,
Dr Jasmine Westendorf | Monday 25th November, 2019
Julie Douglas and Katherine Ravenswood
A research seminar jointly hosted by the Centre for People, Organisation and Work and the School of Management.
A toolkit for embedding people with experience of mental health challenges into public and private workplaces and non-government organisations.
Sara Charlesworth is an investigator on this Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council-funded project.