6th International Conference on Precarious Work and Vulnerable Workers

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31 January - 1 February 2018 | 9am - 5pm

Sir Paul Reeves Building, Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
Auckland, New Zealand


The Auckland University of Technology’s (AUT) Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research, in collaboration with AUT Business School Executive Education and MINES ParisTech, Centre de recherche sur les Risques et les Crises, is proud to host the 6th International Conference on Precarious Work and Vulnerable Workers.

Previous conferences in the series have been held at Middlesex University, London, the Toulouse Business School and UNAM in Mexico City. We look forward to the return of colleagues, who have come from all over the globe to previous conferences, and to welcome those who have not attended before. We think Auckland 2018 will be a special event!

The purpose of this 6th Conference is to provide an opportunity to present, discuss and evaluate current research on the state of the vulnerability of workers in different settings and some of the innovative ways to create decent work. Our approach is broad in that any investigation into vulnerable workers has to be placed within a framework that acknowledges the wider political and economic contexts and that vulnerable workers, as individuals, be part of the debate.

The conference will address key themes, including levels of vulnerability, new and re-emerging employment arrangements, increasing vulnerability and marginalisation of  workers, and their health, safety and wellbeing.

Organising Committee

  • Ass Prof Ryan Lamare (University of Illinois)
  • Ass Prof Felicity Lamm, (AUT)
  • Prof Christophe Martin (MINES ParisTech)
  • Dr Dave Moore (AUT)
  • Prof Michael Quinlan (UNSW)
  • Prof Erling Rasmussen (AUT)
  • Prof Malcolm Sargeant (Middlesex University)