'BergstrApm and Storrie are to be praised for what stands as a highly readable, engaging account of the development of temporary work, and also one that breaks new ground. The focus here is not just on profiling national trends, but also on locating them in a broader regulatory context. At a time when even the most passive regulation is derided for undermining qflexibilityq and holding back growth, the insights contained in this book are of considerable value. In my view, Contingent Employment in Europe and the United States should be essential reading both for academics and policymakers.' - Ian Kirkpatrick, Industrial Relations Journal Contingent Employment in Europe and the United States examines the developments in labour markets in advanced economies in the 21st century, as regards contingent employment. This is defined as employment relationships that can be terminated with minimal costs within a predetermined period of time. This includes fixed-term contracts, temporary agency work and self-employment. Contingent employment has been the subject of much legislative activity in the last decade, at both the national and European level. Temporary agency work, in particular, has recently been extensively deregulated in most European countries and currently we await the fate of a proposed EU directive on agency work. The book is therefore highly topical.INTRODUCTION This chapter analyses the general characteristics of contingent employment in the UK with particular focus on ... is a complex picture of great variety, which does not support the stereotypes often linked to a#39;temporary working a#39;.
|Title||:||Contingent Employment in Europe and the United States|
|Author||:||Ola Bergstr”m, Donald W. Storrie|
|Publisher||:||Edward Elgar Publishing - 2003|