is the New Economy? How is it affecting the lives of working
Canadians? How have trade unions and the state adapted?
Restructuring Work and Labour in the New Economy (RWL-INE)
is an alliance of researchers and trade union partners that includes
twenty-two scholars from ten Canadian universities working from
the perspective of ten disciplines, nine union-based collaborators,
and eleven trade union representatives from private and public
sector unions and the Ontario and Canadian federations of labour.
RWL-INE profiles the new economy from a human perspective, studying
the social, political, and economic transformations associated
with the new economy, the organizational responses to these changes,
and the impact of these responses on the social and cultural experience
of work within the Canadian context.
Our goal is to direct new knowledge from this research toward
changes in work structures and in policy-making in order to improve
the quality and conditions of work and community life.
"Our research will allow us to understand institutional responses
to change, and this will help to inform union researchers and
other policy makers about equity issues related to the way in
which jobs have been restructured and how these transformations
in the labour market have affected skills, opportunities, access
to work, and social citizenship."
- Dr. Norene Pupo, Director of the CRWS and Principal
Researcher of Restructuring Work and Labour in the New Economy.
This 3-year Research Alliance project involves interdisciplinary
scholars from ten universities, and collaborators at eight trade
unions. Our researchers are examining the ways in which the
structure of work and the labour force in Canada have changed
since about 1986.
Their studies question the meaning of the "new economy," analyze
trends and patterns of change, and examine the ways in which
particular structures have been reproduced. One of the key concerns
is the effect of change and labour market adjustments on workers
and their familiesí security and well-being within the context
of global economic and political pressures. Learn more about
our 28 research projects.
Dr. Norene Pupo, Principal
Paszterko or Sean Cain
Centre for Research on Work and Society
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