Women behind the Counter. Transformations of Work and Working Conditions of Domestic and Foreign Retail Workers

Dept 58 - International Relations Department
Dept 58 - International Relations Department

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RegionNational coverage
Title of the ProgrammeCZ12 - Let´s give (wo)men a chance
Title of the ProjectWomen behind the Counter. Transformations of Work and Working Conditions of Domestic and Foreign Retail Workers
Number of the Project661
Project Promoter

Multikulturní centrum Praha, z.s.

http://www.mkc.cz/en/home.html

 

Name of Local Partner(s)

Faculty of Humanities Charles University in Prague

Objective of the Project

This project consists of research, pedagogical and communication aspects that will follow the transformation of work and working conditions in the retail sector. Retail represents an economic sector with a high ratio of female employment, as well as one with a growing proportion of migrant workers. The project focuses on problematic aspects such as temp agency employment, downward pressure on wages and the negative effects of flexibility that domestic and migrant workers face. Based on cooperation between academic, trade union, and state as well as non-state actors, the project will contribute to a critical discussion on employment problems that women in general, as well as migrant women specifically, face in retail.

Approved grant

819 000 CZK

Project DurationStart date: 1st May 2015, End date: 30th April 2016