Working conditions

Casual work: Characteristics and implications

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20 Gruodis 2019
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Casual work, both intermittent and on-call, contributes to labour market flexibility and is therefore increasingly used across Europe. In some countries, practices go beyond the use of casual employment contracts to include other types of contracts and forms of self-employment. While it offers soRead more

Casual work, both intermittent and on-call, contributes to labour market flexibility and is therefore increasingly used across Europe. In some countries, practices go beyond the use of casual employment contracts to include other types of contracts and forms of self-employment. While it offers some advantages for both employers and workers, it is often discussed by policymakers at EU and national levels due to the observed negative consequences it has for some workers. Impacts include economic insecurity and unpredictability of working time, which in turn affect workers’ health, well-being and social security. From a labour market perspective, casual work raises concerns about decent social inclusion of vulnerable groups, labour market segmentation and more general trends towards fragmentation of work and brain drain. Some policy responses have already been implemented to tackle these issues; further policy pointers are flagged in the report.

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  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    48
    Reference No: 
    EF18044
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1992-6
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-04-19-676-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/63115
    Catalogue info

    Casual work: Characteristics and implications

    Casual work, both intermittent and on-call, contributes to labour market flexibility and is therefore increasingly used across Europe. In some countries, practices go beyond the use of casual employment contracts to include other types of contracts and forms of self-employment.

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    Cite this publication as: 

    Eurofound (2019), Casual work: Characteristics and implications, New forms of employment series, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF18044EN1
    Catalogue info

    Atsitiktinis darbas. Ypatumai ir pasekmės

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Atsitiktinis darbas, ir dirbamas protarpiais, ir pagal iškvietimą, didina darbo rinkos lankstumą, todėl vis dažniau naudojamas visoje Europoje. Kai kuriose šalyse praktika apima ne tik atsitiktinio darbo sutartis, bet ir kitų rūšių sutartis ir savarankiško darbo formas. Jis teikia privalumų tiek darbdaviams, tiek darbuotojams, tačiau dėl pastebėtų neigiamų pasekmių kai kuriems darbuotojams dažnai kelia politikų diskusijas ES ir nacionaliniu lygmenimis. Jo pasekmės yra ekonominis nesaugumas ir darbo laiko nenuspėjamumas, o tai savo ruožtu atsiliepia darbuotojų sveikatai, gerovei ir socialinei apsaugai. Darbo rinkos požiūriu atsitiktinis darbas kelia susirūpinimą dėl deramos pažeidžiamų grupių socialinės įtraukties, darbo rinkos segmentacijos ir bendresnių tendencijų, susijusių su darbo santykių fragmentiškumu ir protų nutekėjimu. Sprendžiant šiuos klausimus jau įgyvendintos kai kurios politinės priemonės; ataskaitoje pateikiama daugiau politikos orientyrų.

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Part of the series

  • New forms of employment

    This series reports on the new forms of employment emerging across Europe that are driven by societal, economic and technological developments and are different from traditional standard or non-standard employment in a number of ways. This series explores what characterises these new employment forms and what implications they have for working conditions and the labour market.

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