E A S T E R N M E D
29 August 2023
Consequently, it acts as a catalyst for the deregulation of the labour market and the severing of the social contract (Cammack,2022). [...] What necessitates the broadening of the definition of precarity and precarious work, is the way in which neoliberalism has accelerated the spillover of deregulation and flexibilization of employment relations to the service sector (Stevens,2019). [...] Despite this caveat of the lack of common characteristics between members of this precariat class, it is analytically constructive to remain within Standing’s framework of the conceptualisation of the precariat in terms of class logics. [...] Labour regulation and wage restraints became once again the focus of EU policy, accelerating the institutionalisation of the precaritarisation of the EU labour force. [...] Indeed, going back to the 1960’s model is not a viable solution, especially in the name of women and minorities who disproportionately fell out of the scope of the labour market.