Precariousness

Yearbook


Focus

  • From Bad to Worse
  • As most people are well aware, Spain and the country’s labour market in particular have been deeply hit not only by the economic and political crisis but also by austerity measures. The rise in unemployment has been dramatic, as has the rise in social inequality and the growing risk of poverty: the rate of unemployment has risen from 8.2% in 2008 to 26% in 2013 and 24% in 2014.

Blog

  • Strategies for a Left in a Precarious World
  • The Swedish transform! member organization CMS (Centre for Marxist Studies) organized the one-day seminar “Strategies of the Left in a Precarious World” on 16 February 2013. It took place at Kafe Marx at the headquarters of the Swedish Left Party, where also the office of CMS is located. Various inputs from diverse perspectives were given by participants from all over Europe.
  • Precarious Telemedicine Workers Strike
  • After the right-wing majority failed Left Bloc and Communist Party’s proposals in Parliament to integrate these workers with a legal work contract, last Friday more than half of the 400 workers of the telemedicine service “Saúde 24” (Health 24) went on strike against false autonomous workers, against the layoff of over 100 of their colleagues and demanding the resignation of the company’s administration.
  • From Bad to Worse
  • As most people are well aware, Spain and the country’s labour market in particular have been deeply hit not only by the economic and political crisis but also by austerity measures. The rise in unemployment has been dramatic, as has the rise in social inequality and the growing risk of poverty: the rate of unemployment has risen from 8.2% in 2008 to 26% in 2013 and 24% in 2014.