Insecure Forms of Employment

Melbourne Institute Virtual Colloquium

Professor Mark Wooden

For many years the labour movement has been warning us about the perils of insecure work. The claim is that many Australian workers are subject to unpredictable and fluctuating pay, irregular and unpredictable working hours, inferior rights and entitlements, lack of certainty over job continuity, and a general lack of control over their working situation. More recently, workers have borne the brunt of job losses arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Mark Wooden will present on the findings from a three-year project investigating non-standard employment in Australia and its consequences.

This regularly held colloquium will showcase our projects and researchers. This is a forum that encourages discussion on how research insights should inform policy and practice. More information on the series is available here.