Podcast: Precarious workers in Poland and Germany

Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change

Dr Vera Trappmann is an Associate Professor in Work and Employment Relations and PI of PREWORK. Her research engages with the comparison of labour relations across Europe. Vera’s main research interests focus on the dynamics of organisational restructuring and its impact on working biographies, and organised labour.  Alexandra Seehaus is a doctoral candidate in Work and Employment Relations, studying the working conditions and class consciousness of logistic and service workers in Germany and the UK. Prior to starting her PhD, Alexandra was a researcher in the PREWORK project at Free University of Berlin, which examines social consciousness, life strategies and civic activism of young precarious workers in Poland and Germany.

Dr. Vera Trappmann

Dr Vera Trappmann and Alexandra Seehaus give a summary of their insights into young precarious workers in Poland and Germany.

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This podcast episode is related to PREWORK - a project funded by the German Science Foundation and National Science Centre. Funding scheme: Beethoven | Project: TR1378/1-1; UMO-2014/15/G/HS4/04476. The project was carried out in cooperation with Free University Berlin, Warsaw School of Economics (Professor Juliusz Gardawski) and the University of Wrocław (Dr habil. Adam Mrozowicki).

The episode was recorded remotely in August 2020. If you would like to get in touch regarding this podcast, please contact research.lubs@leeds.ac.uk. A transcript of this episode is available.


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