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Brussels (BE), 27 avril 2012: Guy Standing on "The Precariat"

This talk by Guy Standing is organized within the framework of the monthly Forum of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). ETUI is the independent research and training centre of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).

At the April gathering of ETUI’s Monthly Forum Guy Standing will present his new book The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class which provides a valuable analysis of the composition of the present globalised labour market in which precariousness has become a structural element. He argues that neo-liberal policies and institutional changes have produced a huge and increasing proportion of people with sufficiently common experiences to be called an emerging class. The Precariat is comprised by the growing number of people across the world living and working precariously, usually in a series of short-term jobs, without recourse to stable occupational identities or careers, stable social protection or protective regulations relevant to them. Standing argues that this class of people could produce new instabilities in society. Why is this new class growing, what political dangers does it represent and how might these be addressed are the main questions which Guy Standing will discuss.

Guy Standing, honorary co-president of BIEN, and Professor of Economic Security at the University of Bath

Judith Kirton-Darling, Confederal Secretary ETUC (TBC)
Laurent Vogel, Director of the Working Conditions, Health and Safety Department ETUI

Philippe Pochet
, General Director ETUI

Friday, 27 April 2012, 13h15-14h45, ITUH,  Bd du Roi Albert II, 5, 1210 Brussels, room B.

A light lunch will be served from 13h00 onwards in front of the room. To register for this event: Nar Bilgic

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