Tag: precariousness

Público (Portugal) | How precariousness made the EU change its speech on labour

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The ECB, the European Commission and the IMF have all changed their speech: It is as if the 2017 troika criticizes the 2011 troika. Credit: Nuno Ferreira Santos (Publico archive)

Since 2008 there were more than 400 labor law changes in the EU countries. But 4 out of 5 of the new jobs are either fixed-term or part-time. Deregulating may have boosted precarious contracts. And that’s being noticed in Brussels’ political cabinets.

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Il Fatto Quotidiano (Italy) | After ten years of reform Europe suffers from growing precariousness

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Ten years of labor market reforms have failed to bring prosperity and economic growth in Europe. What was wrong, which promises were not kept? Investigate Europe has investigated the consequences of labor deregulation in eight European countries, telling stories of precariousness:  involuntary part-time work in Germany; poor workers in France; Greek doctors leaving Greece to go enrich German hospitals; the new resistance of Foodora cyclists.

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Il Fatto Quotidiano (Italy) | Norway: a manual on how to fight against precarious jobs

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Grain silo with mural in Rogaland. Astrid Westvang / Flickr. Artist: Pøbel

They come with their minds full of questions, Stavanger’s unemployed, today to the «Terminal», a glass palace in the city harbour. Passengers used to leave with ferries for Denmark and England from this dock. Today, some of the 822 that were invited here by the Employment Office may decide to leave, but to other regions of Norway. Regions that are fishing for workers.

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