Exploitation of casual workers

Other Names:
Discrimination against itinerant labour
Prejudicial treatment of contract labour

Casual workers, of whom there is a disproportionately high number of women, are paid less than their regularly employed counterparts; cannot participate in employees benefits; are largely excluded from the protection of labour legislation and trade union affiliation; and are shown, due to the declining purchasing power of their low wages, to have a high incidence of malnutrition. Entrepreneurs using casual workers tend to have difficulties in forecasting their budgets and to exploit such workers, who may well be a new kind of marginality that could easily lead to social unrest.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST