Workforce casualisation

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Workforce casualisation is the process in which employment shifts[1] from a preponderance of full-time and permanent positions to casual and contract positions.

In Australia, 35% of all workers are casual or contract employees who are not paid for sick leave or annual leave.[2]

In the United Kingdom, 53% of academics teaching or doing research in British universities manage on some form of insecure, non-permanent contract, ranging from short-term contracts that typically elapse within nine months, to those paid by the hour to give classes or mark essays and exams.[3]

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  2. ^ "Workforce casualisation: the discussion we have been avoiding".
  3. ^ "The new world of work: Universities accused of 'importing Sports Direct model' for lecturers' pay".