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Unpredictable Times: The Extent, Characteristics and Corrleates of Insecure Hours of Work in Britain

Felstead, A; Gallie, D; Green, F; Henseke, G; (2020) Unpredictable Times: The Extent, Characteristics and Corrleates of Insecure Hours of Work in Britain. Industrial Relations Journal 10.1111/irj.12279. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

This article presents new British evidence that suggests that cutting working hours at short notice is twice as prevalent as zero‐hours contracts and triple the number of employees are very anxious about unexpected changes to their hours of work. The pay of these employees tends to be lower, work intensity higher, line management support weaker and the threat of dismissal and job loss greater. In addition, the well‐being of these employees is lower and they are less committed to the organisations that employ them. However, the prevalence of insecure working hours is reduced by workplace level employee involvement exercised individually or through collective representation.

Type: Article
Title: Unpredictable Times: The Extent, Characteristics and Corrleates of Insecure Hours of Work in Britain
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/irj.12279
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/irj.12279
Language: English
Additional information: © 2020 The Authors. Industrial Relations Journal published by Brian Towers (BRITOW) and John Wiley & Sons Ltd This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Education, Practice and Society
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10087550
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