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Temporary and part-time jobs surge promotes inequality, says OECD | Business | The Guardian

Temporary and part-time jobs surge promotes inequality, says OECD | Business | The Guardian.

Heather Stewart

A surge in self-employment and temporary or part-time jobs over the past two decades has been a key factor behind the rise in inequality in the world’s industrialised countries, according to a major new study by the… 664 more words


MY, PREKARIAT (WE, the PRECARIAT) social campaign in Poland (May 2015)

Workers’ Initiative autonomous trade Union in collaboration with other socio-political Polish groups and organisations launched We, the Precariat campaign and called for protest on May 23, 2015 in Warsaw. 33 more words

Trade Unions

The World Really is Changing

This week’s reading:

Guy Standing – excerpt about the Precariat from Eurozine. Entire PDF here.

Diana Hess – chapter from More Controversy in the Classroom… 828 more words

Professional Reflections

On rejection, confidence, and breaking in pumps

Hi folks,

It’s been a rough few weeks for me here in the precariat. Since I submitted my PhD (well, actually, going back earlier than that) I have been pushing very hard. 799 more words

Taskers in the Precariat: Part 2 – Essential Reforms

In “Taskers: The Precariat in the On-Demand Economy: Part 1,” I defined three types of taskers — on-demand, crowd labour, and zero hours employees – and highlighted the problems associated with these new forms of work: insecurity, low and fluctuating incomes, chronic uncertainty, lack of control over time, and the dismantling of occupational communities. 1,380 more words


Colourful activists protest in Shibuya over Japanese fast-food worker wages

Today on April 15th Japanese activists protested in Shibuya for higher fast-food worker wages, joining demonstrators around the world on the global day of action demanding better wages for fast-food workers. 389 more words


TeachHigher: a critique of claims from the University of Warwick

Last week I received an email from a departmental secretary about TeachHigher. The department I am based in – Sociology – has been enrolled in the TeachHigher pilot scheme for several months now, but this is the first time that PhD students have been officially informed of this. 1,210 more words