Why has the “precarisation of labour”, as sociologists call it, reached an enormous scale? And what must be done to stop it? Investigate Europe has researched these questions all across Europe. The findings are sobering. Click here to find out where you can read our stories in your national language.
Four out of five new jobs are precarious: In spite of economic progress, millions of European workers are pushed into insecurity and precariousness. This is very problematic, says EU commissioner Marianne Thyssen.
The number of jobs has exploded in Europe in recent years. But most of them are insecure and badly paid. Now politicians and economists fear that deregulation of the labour markets threaten economic development.