YU-CARE Critical Engagements in Aging Speaker Series Presents Guest Speaker Sara Charlesworth "Improving Job Quality in Australian Aged Care: Challenges & Dilemmas"

September 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
519 Kaneff Tower, York University

YU-CARE Critical Engagements in Aging Speaker Series

in collaboration with

Global Labour Research Centre (GLRC) CIHR Research Chair in Gender Work & Health
Closing the Employment Standards Enforcement Gap Canada Research Chair in the Politcal Economy of Gender & Work

Sara Charlesworth

Professor / Deputy Head of School Research & Innovation RMIT University, Australia
Improving Job quality in Australian Aged Care: Challenges
and Dilemmas

This presentation focuses on working conditions within Australian home-based and institutional aged care. It draws on a three-year collaborative action research project with three large aged care providers and the main national aged care union. This partnership underpinned the development of small-scale work practice interventions aimed at both improving worker job quality and care quality. The collaborative and research-informed process provided both a conduit for worker perspectives to be incorporated into the design and evaluation of specific work practice changes, while also highlighting significant challenges in achieving better worker job quality.

519 Kaneff Tower
September 5th, 2:00-3:30pm