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Vulnerable Workers Project now closed

The Vulnerable Workers Project (VWP) completed at the end of March 2009. it was a two year pilot funded by DBERR and delivered through SERTUC that aimed to demonstrate good practice in getting a better deal for vulnerable workers.
The lessons coming out of the VWP are included in the final project report ‘Informing Strategies for Vulnerable Workers’ and are […]

Vulnerable Workers Project: Final report - Informing strategies for vulnerable workers

The VWP has produced its Final Report - ‘Informing strategies for Vulnerable Workers’ which is intended to contribute to the overall evaluation of the pilot project as well as informing strategies to improve the working lives and conditions of vulnerable workers. 

Final newsletter

The final newsletter from the Vulnerable Workers Project is now on-line. The project will be closing on 31st March and we are currently preparing a final project report which will include our main findings.
Download the VWP March newsletter here.

February newsletter

The VWP February newsletter is now available. This month’s issue includes articles on

coping with the downturn
results and analysis from our questionnaire on how workers try to enforce their employment rights
training that is being developed to help people challenge for their employment rights.

Click here to download the newsletter.

10 Top Tips to Prevent You Being Exploited at Work

the VWP has produced a factsheet, ‘10 Top Tips to Prevent You Being Exploited at Work’ that gives simple, practical steps that workers can take that can make a difference and get employers to meet their legal responsibilities. The advice includes

getting contracts of employment in writing;
 checking out the contract properly before signing;
keeping a record of all hours […]

Event geared to give better deal to Polish workers

The VWP and the Federation of Poles in Great Britain are jointly organising a major event for Polish workers on 7th February. Click here to see press release.

Employment rights information - Polish

We have produced a series of articles on employment rights translated into Polish
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December issue of VWP newsletter

The December issue of the VWP Newsletter includes articles on training available from the TUC’s Activist Academy for vulnerable workers who want to contribute and continue the work of the VWP. Also included are workers’ rights if being made redundant and what to do to win your case if you think you are being discriminated […]

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