Teaching citizenship: Work and the economy
Teaching citizenship: Work and the economy

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Teaching citizenship: Work and the economy

6.2 Citizenship at work

Employment is an issue of growing relevance to the lives of young people. In addition to their contact with the world of work through work experience, work-related learning and Citizenship, many young people also combine part-time work with their studies…. Young people need to know about the importance of health and safety at work, how to tackle discrimination and how to exercise their rights. They also need to understand the importance of employers and employees working together in partnership to improve performance.

(Foreword to A Better Way to Work, TUC, 2003)

The main objective of this subsection is to raise issues of the contemporary position and nature of ‘citizenship at work’. It does this by suggesting the main avenues through which this can be accessed. It is important that there is knowledge about the substantive content of ‘rights at work’ as well as on the sites of debate about current issues and future trends. Again, this cannot be comprehensive, but is designed to highlight the key features and arguments. The emphasis is upon ‘status citizenship’ here; the legal rights and responsibilities in respect to work, employment and associated benefits.

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