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Research Paper 7 - Migrant workers in the labour market


This report highlights a series of issues related to the question of qualifications and the recognition of skills. The experience of migrants in the UK varies in relation to their different communities, histories and ethnic and cultural dimensions and this report is but a snapshot of some of the issues and initiatives emerging in relation to skills...

Research Paper 5 - From voluntarism to post-voluntarism


This paper traces the history of union involvement in training from the neo-corporatism of the 1960/70s, through the voluntarism of the 1980s/90s, to the present "post-voluntary" era, as described by Gordon Brown when Chancellor of the Exchequer. It concludes that, although that there has been significant capacity building in unions under New...