Commission on Vulnerable Employment
on the issues facing Muslims at the workplace has been submitted to the Commission.
The MCB response notes, "The definition provided by the TUC of vulnerable workers, of those 'whose participation in the labour market places them at risk of ongoing and often extreme suffering, uncertainty and injustice resulting from an imbalance of power in the employer-worker relationship' is a useful one, and particularly timely for Muslim communities in Britain given issues of Islamophobia and racism. Muslims in vulnerable employment might be reasonably considered to be amongst most 'vulnerable' of the 'vulnerable'. "
The response includes findings from a small-scale qualitative study undertaken by the MCB, based on interviews with Muslim men and women.
The MCB believes the wider engagement of Muslims with the Trade Union movement will be a potent means of ensuring fairness and equity at the workplace. The MCB looks forward to supporting the TUC's initiatives for social justice, both for vulnerable workers and in other spheres. [photo, left: MCB Secretary General Dr Bari addressing the TUC Congress, September 2006]
MCB Submission, 30th November 2007