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Expert on ‘what can be done’ to combat insecure work

PSA MEDIA ADVISORY 

January 31, 2014

For Immediate Use

Visit by international expert on ‘what can be done’ to combat insecure work.

The Public Service Association (PSA) is delighted to announce the visit to New Zealand of Guy Standing, Professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and a founder member and co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), a non-governmental organisation that promotes a citizenship income for all.

Guy Standing is the author of The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class and is an internationally recognised expert in precarious work. He will be in New Zealand from 24th -28th February for a series of lectures and debates based on his new book, A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens, which is due to be published in April 2014 and focuses on ‘what can be done’ to combat the growing trend of insecure work.

“This is a very timely and important visit. Insecure and precarious work is fast becoming a major concern for workers the world over and may well be a key election issue in New Zealand,” says PSA National Secretary Richard Wagstaff.

Guy Standing’s visit is sponsored by the AUT, CTU, First Union, PSA, and the University of Auckland and we invite members of the media to attend:

“Towards a Precariat Charter”
Date: Monday February 24
Time: 2 – 4pm
Venue: The University of Auckland,  Owen G Glen Building, Grafton Road, OGGB 5 on Level 0.
Presented by: Guy Standing, Professor of Development Studies, University of London
Open discussion forum to follow.

ENDS

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