Precarious academic labour in Germany : termed contracts and a new Berufsverbot

Alexander Gallas: Precarious academic labour in Germany : termed contracts and a new Berufsverbot. // In: Global Labour Journal. – 9 (2018),1, S. 92-102

https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/globallabour/article/view/3391
https://doi.org/10.15173/glj.v9i1.3391

The existence of institutional mechanisms in higher education that reproduce the status quo gives rise to the question of where and how activists can intervene to challenge it. …

The biggest organisation that has been working to expose precarious academic labour and the insecurity of mid-level faculty in recent years is the Education and Science Workers’ Union (GEW). …

The Network for Decent Work in Academia (NGAWiss) is a new initiative in the field of academic labour activism. …

I see three strategic challenges that activists will have to tackle …
Obviously, the campaigns and interventions of GEW and NGAWiss are only first steps in preparing the ground for a broader movement. …


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