The Plight of the Mandatory Volunteer Worker
Posted by Vanessa Beck in School of Business Blog on June 3, 2015
Lecturer in Employment Studies at the School, Vanessa Beck, considers the economic implications of the legal expectations placed on the contemporary unemployed The social security and support infrastructure provided to unemployed individuals in the UK has weakened substantially. To seek state aid today is, as one commentator recently put it, to travel within a ‘perfect […]
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Intergenerational Warfare, or, Intergenerational Bargaining?
Posted by Glynne Williams in School of Business Blog on April 16, 2014
The generation game is getting personal, according to Glynne Williams and Vanessa Beck. ‘Generation gap’ once referred to the gulf in culture and understanding between teenagers and their parents. Now that the baby boomers are approaching old age, however, it is made to refer to a pernicious economic divide. What began in 2008 as a […]
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged Austerity, Baby Boomers, Collective Bargaining, David Willets, Employment Relations, Entitlement, Financial Crisis, Generation, Housing Market, Individualism, Industrial Relations, Intergenerational Bargaining, Intergenerational Conflict, NHS, Pensions, Unemployment, Welfare, Youth Unemployment, Zero-Hours Contract | Leave a response