This project aims to develop understanding about low paid services sector work in Australia.
ARC Linkage Grant
Bringing together academic researchers, with those who assist and advocate for the low paid in both the union and welfare sectors, the project goes beyond existing theoretical and empirical work by examining intersecting wage and welfare system effects, through a gendered, spatial, longitudinal, and household analysis. The project will examine the dynamic interactions of the labour market, welfare system, community and family structures, in representative household types, analysing relationships between low pay and social exclusion in the growing services sector, and evaluating policy responses.
Key RMIT researchers: Iain Campbell, Barbara Pocock, John Buchanan, Susan Oakley, Ian Watson, Robyn May
Industry partners: Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union, Labor Council of NSW, Brotherhood of St Lawrence, United Trades and Labour Council of SA, Victoria Trades Hall Council