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Exploring the role of civil society organisations in supporting disabled people in employment

Exploring the role of civil society organisations in supporting disabled people in employment

William, Laura ORCID: 0000-0002-1985-7640 (2016) Exploring the role of civil society organisations in supporting disabled people in employment. In: International Labour Process Conference, 4-6 April 2016, Berlin, Germany. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This article assesses the extent to which disabled workers engage with civil society organisations. It addresses two main questions, why do disabled workers contact CSO and it considers the activity, support and characteristics framework to assess the ability of CSOs to help disabled workers. The key findings indicate that disabled people mainly use CSOs for advice about career building. Secondly, the activities of the CSO aim to engender compliance rather than using the threat of sanctions. Alliances between different CSOs and CSOs and employers were found to be important, but there were no instances of TU and CSO alliances, suggesting an indifference approach. Finally, those organisations that reflection social identify policies were best suited to support workers looking to campaign or challenge discrimination.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disability, Civil Society Organisation, Employment
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Business > Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU)
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Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 16:37
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/14916

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