Covid-19 and precarious work: time for end to the “Gig Economy”

de Ruyter, A. (2020) Covid-19 and precarious work: time for end to the “Gig Economy”. Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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I have spent 25 years researching flexible (or precarious, depending on your perspective) forms of work. Indeed, my PhD was on the uses of part-time and casual workers in hospitals in Australia. For the most part my perspective has been that such forms of work have been used by employers because of gaps in the regulatory framework that enabled them to do so.

Item Type: Other
19 May 2020Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: BCU, Birmingham City University, CBS, Centre for Brexit Studies, COVID-19, Covid19, Gig Economy, Pandemic, UK, UK Economy, UK Government, UK Parliament, UK Politics, Unemployed, Unemployment, Virus, Work, Workers
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-02 - economics > CAH15-02-01 - economics
CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Poppy Surplice
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 09:06
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 13:37

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