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Precarious Workers: The pandemic and work-place insecurity

Aged care workers have faced unique problems during the pandemic. Maybe vaccinations will help, but will their work still be insecure? Source: Source: Getty Images, 30 July 2021.

Determining whether a person is a precarious worker could be based on factors like leave entitlements, irregular hours and job insecurity. The relative number of precarious workers in Australia appears to be increasing. How has the pandemic affected this trend?

Nurina Merdikawati is a PhD candidate in the Crawford School of Public Policy, at the Australian National University.  She explains to Sri Dean how workers in the field of aged care have faced dilemmas during the pandemic and suggests solutions to improve their lot.

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