With the WORCK Blog, we aim to transcend the academic sphere, and shed light to the enduring relevance of coercion in labour relations. In order to let a broader public audience participate in our debates, we invite scholars, activists, trade unionists, journalists and anyone engaging with coercion and labour to enter into a dialogue with our network and debate current issues. The Blog is structured into various series, each addressing a specific topic. Even though this is an English-speaking website, we also welcome blog posts written in other languages than English.
The Accord on Fire and Building Safety – popularly known as the Accord – passed on the responsibility to ensure safe workplaces for Ready-made Garment (RMG) workers to a newly formed RMG Sustainability Council (RSC) on 31 May. The Accord left after operating for [...]
Against the background of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic, changes in the working world have become widely discussed. The debate centers on care and nursing work, employees in retail and logistics, voluntary work, precarization and educational inequality, and, last but not least, the compulsion to work [...]
Unconditional Basic Income is often mentioned as a means to resolve at least part of the income problems for a significant number of people during the COVID-lockdown. There are manifold proposals, including the temporary introduction of an UBI scheme for all or part of [...]
By NGAWiss|2021-09-21T12:32:51+00:00May 10th, 2020|
The Network for Decent Labour in Academia supports the open letter signed by 11.000 colleagues to declare the summer term 2020 a ‘non-‚ or ‘flexi-semester‘, respectively (https://www.nichtsemester.de/cbxpetition/offener-brief/). We consider the exact naming less relevant than an acknowledgement of the fact that during the current [...]
During the COVID-19 crisis, where all persons who can, should stay at home, a lot of people lose their jobs, first and foremost migrants and people in precarious labour situations. Migrants already come upon a labour market that is legally very restricted towards them: [...]
How does Covid-19 affect the groups of society that have already lived pretty isolated before the crisis? Refugee and migrant families often struggle to find their place in the societies they migrate to. In Vienna as in other cities of the Western world, the [...]