The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a large section of the labour force who had been working in centralised locations to switch to home working. The switch to home working raises a wide range of questions about who can work from home and who wants to work from home; and about the consequences for workers’ wellbeing and productivity, to name just a few issues.
The Home Working Conference will take place via Zoom Webinar on Friday August 7th from 11:30am to 1:00pm and will address issues associated with home working. The session will include the presentation of novel research on the incidence of home working in Ireland and the experience of home working in the UK, as well as include presentations from the perspectives of the Social Partners
Chair: Philip O’Connell, UCD Geary Institute
Diane Pelly, UCD
“Making Homeworking Work: what can we learn from the experiences of full-time workers during Covid-19?”
Seamus McGuinness, ESRI
“Who Can Work from Home in Ireland?”
Laura Bambrick, ICTU