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Working Lives Research Institute (WLRI)
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, London Metropolitan University

 Contact details
Contact personProfessor Steve Jefferys
Street31, Jewry St 
Address EC3N 2EY - London (United Kingdom) 
Social Media00442073203032
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)11-25 
Organisation TypePublic Body 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» History
» Languages and Linguistics
» Area studies
» Cultural studies
» Ethnic studies
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Security
» Sociology
» Other social sciences
» Business and Management
» Law
» Transport planning

 Brief description of your activity focus
The WLRI undertake socially committed academic and applied research into all aspects of working lives, emphasising equality and social justice

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Expertise in a range of areas linked to work in Europe, within the UK and internationally: work and place and identity, migration, discrimination, trade unions, employee representation, vulnerable workers, European social models, multinational companies, industrial relations, employment law, precarious work, forced labour, union learning...
For ten years, the WLRI, currently a 12-strong team of researchers with strong administrative support, has been carrying out qualitative and some quantitative research - primarily funded from Europe Framework programmes and other European tender opportunities, but also with UK Research Council grants, and with funding from UK European and international trade union organisations.
 Research Activities

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeFP6
Project TitleUndocumented Worker Transitions: Compiling evidence concerning the boundaries and processes of change in the status and work of undocumented workers i
Specific ThemeMigration of undocumented workers
Project websitewww.undocumentedmigrants.eu
CoordinatorProfessor Sonia McKay
Project #2
Project TypeFP6
Project TitleWork Organisation and Restructuring in the Knowledge Society
Specific ThemeSupply chains and employment relations
Project websitewww.worksproject.be

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Over the ten years of the WLRI we have completed 107 research projects and are currently involved in a further 31. Of these 140 projects, roughly two thirds are European comparative in scope, and the other third focusing essentially on the UK.

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