Developing strategies to overcome precarious labour: Maybrey

May 3, 2018

“Academia has, in effect, been a sort of test market for the gig economy, and the picture isn’t pretty,” writes Catherine Maybrey, adding that labour actions, ongoing arguments, and calls for reform are just some aspects of the backlash created by precarious working conditions. But contract employment is not only an issue in academia, the author notes, as up to 40% of the global workforce is reportedly working from one contract to the next. Maybrey advises readers who prioritize job security to make a plan for how they plan to obtain a permanent position in five years. This plan would include researching which jobs tend to offer the most security and which types of contract work can best prepare one to obtain one of these jobs. University Affairs