In this article by Roderick Sluiter, Katerina Manevska, and Agnes Akkerman in Socio Economic Review of May 1, 2020, the authors study how atypical workers speak up for themselves when they experience work-related issues. Atypical work (such as agency work; temporary, on-call and zero-hour contracts; and work performed outside the employment relationship, such as freelance and platform work) is associated with lower job satisfaction, higher perceived job insecurity, higher levels of sick leave and lower levels of mental and physical wellbeing (Eurofound, 2013, 2017) and more occupational accidents (SER, 2019). In particular, vulnerable groups in the labour market, that is, those who are young, low-skilled, female, migrant workers and workers with disabilities, work in atypical forms of employment (Dutch Statistics, 2013). The central question of this study is how atypical work affects worker voice and supervisor responses to it.
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