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Some praise our gig economy flexibility. I call it exploitation | Larry Elliott | Opinion | The Guardian
Language matters. There was a time when these trends would have been described as casualisation or exploitation. They would have been seen as symbolic of a one-sided labour market in which the deck was stacked in favour of employers. These days, though, it is evidence of “flexibility”, and who could object to that?
gigEconomy  zeroHours  underemployment  self-employment  casualisation  exploitation  employment  flexibility  deregulation  pay  wages  interestRates  dctagged  dc:creator=ElliottLarry 
april 2018 by petej
The way to a better work-life balance? Unions, not self-help | Guardian Careers | The Guardian
"The trick is to see the ritual of overwork as a societal pressure, not an individual fault. And much of this pressure stems from the disempowerment of the workforce that has occurred over the last 20 years. Insecurity – real or imagined – naturally makes it more likely that people will sacrifice everything for their job. That’s why confronting work-mania as an individual is pointless. We need to come together as a group to voice these concerns if progressive policy and legislation are to be forged. Otherwise little will change."
work  labour  overwork  postFordism  self-employment  flexbility  ideology  culture  self-help  individualism  work-life-balance 
october 2016 by petej
The unemployment figures expose the philosophy behind our economic recovery | Alex Andreou | Comment is free | theguardian.com
"the government is uncomfortably shoehorning more and more of the workforce into self-employment, part-time work and zero-hours contracts. This combines with a sustained erosion of business regulation, employment rights and unionisation to create a toxic environment in which most people are enjoying neither good wages nor job security. It confirms critics’ assessments that the past four years have been not so much crisis-necessitated austerity as a structural change inspired by a neoliberal philosophy."
UK  economy  pay  wages  conditions  precarity  self-employment  dctagged  dc:creator=AndreouAlex 
august 2014 by petej
Self-employed worker numbers soar in UK | Money | guardian.co.uk
"The average age of a self-employed worker is 47 – older than an employee where the average age is 40, according to official statistics. Much of the growth in self-employment has apparently been driven by "baby boomers", the generation aged 55 and above. Almost 20% of workers aged between 50 and 64 are self-employed, and 37% of those aged over 65."
work  self-employment  recession  jobs  employment  ONS 
february 2013 by petej
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