The plan for this project is to focus on six sectors of the economy in which migrant workers are known to be employed in low-paid work:
- London Underground (cleaning)
- General office cleaning
- Home care work
- Food processing
In each case, we plan to conduct interviews with workers and employers, including representatives from employers' associations in the sector - 120 workers, 20 employers.
Interviews will then be conducted with a sub-set of the workers interviewed - 60 interviews.
Focus groups with low-paid migrant workers will be conducted during the lifetime of the project to back up the findings and explore ideas in more depth - 20 in total.
Policy interviews with relevant people from GLA, national government and political organisations - 20 interviews.
Background data will be used from the LFS and 2001 Census.
To hear a short audio recording summarising some of the key findings from the research, click on this link to the ESRC website.