Research on women seafarers

Dear all
I am doing some research for the ITF looking into what effect the global recession has had on women seafarers. I am also trying to establish if there has been any differential impact of the recession on women compared to men. I wonder if you would be able to help by letting me know what your feeling is in this regard. What impact has it had in your workplace and that of your friends and colleagues?

I am interested in things like redundancies, cuts in pay, hours, differences between full-time and part time workers, etc, etc?

It would be great to hear from you - or perhaps we could talk via skype?
best wishes

Dr Jane Holgate Senior Lecturer in Work and Employment Relations Work and Employment Relations Division Leeds University Business School 31 Lyddon Terrace (room 2.05) University of Leeds LS2 9JT email: Mobile: 07960 798399