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Religion at work: The role of faith-based organizations in the London living wage campaign

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Jane Wills, Kavita Datta, Yara Evans, Joanna Herbert, Jon May, Cathy McIlwaine

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-461
Number of pages19
JournalCambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2009

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This paper makes a contribution to debate about the intervention of religious organizations in matters of industrial relations, labour markets and public policy in relation to work. We draw on new empirical data to explore the involvement of low-paid migrant workers in faith organizations and relate this to the ways in which faith organizations have begun to engage in political campaigns to challenge the nature of work and immigration control. Using the example of London Citizens' living wage and regularization campaigns, the paper explores the basis on which faith organizations can provide the space for social and political solidarity among and beyond immigrants in low-paid jobs in London today.

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