Webinar 29 Sept: The Economics of Care work in a Capitalist Economy

Why is the very labour that is at the heart of our economy underpaid and what are the solutions?

Speakers on the interactive open session include:

Ursula Barry is an Associate Professor at School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, University College Dublin, specialising in gender, equality, the care economy and public policy. See www.ucd.ie/research/people/socialpolicysocialworksocialjustice/msursulabarry/

Aoife Smith, The Great Care Co-op. The GCC are a team of mostly migrant women who came together to change how care is being provided using a human rights and equality approach. Focusing on better care for cares and those who are being cared for. They are a not for profit carer run and owned cooperative organisation who invest profit back into the organisation, improving carers jobs by investing on training and contributing to pensions. See: https://www.thegreatcarecoop.ie/

REGISTER via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsf-2urTMoGddc1C1t9ezOD7hrtOd-Gym8

TIME: 19.30 – 20:15

DATE: 29 September 2020

An open discussion and event brought to you by Common Ground Bray, Dublin Food Co-op and 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World.


  • This event is part of a series of public webinars on financial justice issues which builds on the EU-wide initiative Citizens for Financial Justice co-financed by the European Union and Irish Aid.