Work casualisation and precarisation of migration. The (convergent) example of posted workers

Author/s Fabio Perocco
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/3 Language Italian
Pages 22 P. 132-153 File size 468 KB
DOI 10.3280/ES2018-003011
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The article examines the processes of work casualisation and precarisation of migration, deepening the links between these phenomena and the social consequences of their intertwining, such as the double precarity affecting migrant workers, and examining the significance of contemporary migration policies which pave the way for a wider spreading of precarity. The article focuses on posting of workers as an example and a result of the convergence of the aforementioned processes, as a vector of enlargement of work casualization, and an observatory in which to analyse the new forms of work precarity and the contemporary migration policies increasingly focused on the concepts of temporariness and circularity.

Keywords: Casualization, Work Transformation, Migration, Posted Workers

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Fabio Perocco, Precarizzazione strutturale del lavoro e precarizzazione globale delle migrazioni. L’esempio dei lavoratori in distacco intracomunitario in "ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE " 3/2018, pp 132-153, DOI: 10.3280/ES2018-003011