Temporary Work and Insecurity in Britain: A Problem Solved?

Green, Francis (2008) Temporary Work and Insecurity in Britain: A Problem Solved? Social Indicators Research, 88 (1). pp. 147-160. ISSN 0303-8300 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-007-9204-5

Abstract

Temporary workers in Britain experience lower job quality. However, the proportion of employees on temporary contracts has fallen since a decade ago to just 5.5% in 2005. There have also been qualitative improvements. Many temporary workers now fall under the protection of the Fixed Term Employees' (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002, and the relative pay of fixed-term contract workers has since improved. In contrast, the subsequent fortunes of seasonal and casual workers with short contracts have been mixed. Furthermore, the Act excludes agency workers, and the paper calls for additional legislative action to ensure fair treatment for this group.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: pay; hours; training; insecurity; temporary agency worker
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2008 10:12
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 09:37
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4673 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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