Mural of patchwork quilt work

Understanding how, why and where people work in particular ways, and how working lives and landscapes are being transformed in neighbourhoods, fields, factories and laboratories across the globe requires attention to accelerating environmental, political and social change. By considering labour as involving paid and unpaid work across the spheres of economic production, cultural and social reproduction, the Centre for the Political Economy of Labour brings together researchers and labour activists to explore how new commodity trades, colonial legacies, evolving technologies and enduring inequalities in political power, health and wealth are experienced, accommodated and resisted by workers across the Global north and south.

The Centre seeks to contribute to the theory and practice of labour contestation across three distinct but interlinked themes.

Translations provided by Larissa Lepri