ERIC Number: EJ799632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
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Temporary Work and Insecurity in Britain: A Problem Solved?
Social Indicators Research, v88 n1 p147-160 Aug 2008
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.
Descriptors: Employment Practices, Temporary Employment, Employees, Quality of Working Life, Foreign Countries, Federal Regulation, Seasonal Laborers, Salaries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom