Will ‘decent work’ or Victorian brutality mark India’s dash for the top?
While the government attempts to weaken labour regulations, the organisation of India’s many million informal...
Growth and degradation in UK apparel manufacturing
Low paid, precarious and informal employment is commonplace in a sector shaped by new regulatory regimes and global...
Parcel delivery workers and the degradation of work
Life for voiceless, low paid parcel delivery workers exposes the harsh realities of degraded work in 21st-century Britain.
Modern slavery and the gendered paradoxes of labour unfreedom
Why labour unfreedom is a more useful category than modern slavery to challenge exploitative working relations at...
Austerity has transformed the meaning and morality of work in the UK
Measuring economic success through levels of employment obscures the unsustainable and oppressive nature of the UK’s...
Rethinking recovery: poverty chains and global capitalism
Reorienting value generated within ‘global poverty chains’ is essential to improving the lives of an impoverished...
Rethinking recovery: labour market exploitation and austerity in the UK
Stopping labour exploitation requires effective regulation of the labour market, not scapegoating migrant and...
Rethinking recovery: recovery for whom?
Corporate profits are soaring, but so is labour exploitation. Who is the ‘recovery’ really benefiting?