Tag: employment

Research – employment and workforce

Working from the Margins: Trade Unions and the challenge of precarious work in Malawi (February 2019 – June 2019) This is an ongoing collaborative research project between the Malawian Congress of Trade Unions, and academics at Heriot-Watt University and the University of St Andrews. The funding is initially for a networking trip for colleagues from the Malawian Congress of Trade Unions (MCTU) to the UK. Together we have identified key research priorities regarding precarious work […]

Good Help Award finalists

The Good Help Award was launched in February 2018 as part of the release of the Nesta and Osca publication Good and bad help: how purpose and confidence transforms lives. This publication explores the difference between ‘good help’ – that supports people to feel hopeful, identify their own goals and confidently take action – and ‘bad help’ – that undermines people’s confidence, and creates dependency and inaction. Although ‘good help’ is well evidenced and core to how many organisations support people […]