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Fair Work: A Route Out of Poverty?

October 12th 2018

With increased focus on the importance of fair work, the Bevan Foundation and Business in the Community are co-hosting a conference to look at how fair work can provide a route out of poverty.

Work is the most important route out of poverty for working-age people, but now more than ever, it is not a guaranteed one.

With more than one in four workers in Wales paid less than the living wage, poor quality jobs hold back individuals from reaching their potential and keep the Welsh economy in the slow lane. With clear links between job quality and productivity, ‘fair work’ is now firmly on policy makers’ agendas. But uncertainty remains about what ‘fair work’ means. This event will shine a spotlight on this issue, taking a closer look at who is affected and some of the solutions that can create good working lives and eradicate poverty.

Confirmed speakers include:

John Griffiths AM – Chair, Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Louise Woodruff – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Ed Heary and Sharanne Basham-Pyke – Fair Work Commission

Download the latest programme here.

Why you should attend

This is the first event looking at fair work in Wales.  Delegates will:

  • Find out more about the Fair Work Commission
  • gain a better understanding of the relationship between work and poverty in Wales
  • learn which groups of people are at greatest risk of poor quality work
  • consider possible solutions
  • network with like minded individuals and to build connections for working together in future.

Who should attend

The conference is likely to be of interest to:

  • responsible employers across the public, private and third sector
  • employees and employee organisations
  • employment support organisations, helping people into work and to progress
  • learning and skills providers
  • organisations working to eradicate poverty.

Date: 3rd December

Location: MotoNovo Finance, 1 Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FS

Time: 9:00 – 15:30

Cost:  Attendance is extremely competitively priced at just £72 for Bevan Foundation supporters and subscribers, or £90 for others. Business in the Community members are also eligible for a discount.  To claim your discount simply enter the code provided in the box below. Lost your code?  contact us here.



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