Bob Barnetson is an associate professor of labour relations at Athabasca University. His research examines the political economy of workplace injury as well as child, migrant and farm labour in Alberta. As a co-investigator with the On the Move Partnership, Bob will be examining the migrant worker narratives used by Alberta politicians to justify growing employment-related geographic mobility as well as the degree to which increasing ERGM allows employers to transfer injury costs through time and space.
Barnetson, B. (2012). No right to be safe: Justifying the exclusion of Alberta farm workers from occupational health and safety legislations. Socialist Studies. 8(2). 134-162.
Barnetson, B. (2012). The validity of Alberta safety statistics. Just Labour. 19. 1-21 Foster, J. and Barnetson, B. (2012). Justice for Janitors in Alberta: The impact of temporary foreign workers on an organizing campaign. Journal of Workplace Rights. 16(1). 3-29.
Barnetson, B. and Foster, J. (2012). Bloody lucky: The careless worker myth in Alberta, Canada. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 18(2). 135-146.
Barnetson, B. (2010). The political economy of workplace injury in Canada. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press.