Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of casualization in English:
The transformation of a workforce from one employed chiefly on permanent contracts to one engaged on a short-term temporary basis: casualization has left millions of workers in constant fear for their jobs the casualization of the television industry
More example sentences
- The unions are also demanding new legislation to prohibit casualisation and ‘permanent temporary’ workers.
- The Cabinet document said the proposal would be criticised ‘as exacerbating the so-called trend towards casualisation of the workforce at the expense of permanent positions.’
- Focusing directly on happiness, rather than GDP growth, would suggest policies such as a shorter work week (as in France) and discouraging casualisation of the workforce.
casualize (also casualise) verb
- Example sentences
- It is not just operational staff whose jobs have been casualized in this way.
- In addition, nursing in the province was increasingly casualised, with fifty per cent of nurses working part time and often holding down two or three jobs at separate hospitals.
- This flexibility was defined by a deregulation of capital and labour, with the workforce being casualized (with an increasing number of workers employed on a temporary basis), and outsourced.
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