Next steps for Labour 100 project!

The Labour 100 project has now finished. If you are interested in learning how to archive materials you hold, please refer to the handout linked inside this post.

Book review: Hopes Dashed? The Economics of Gender Inequality

By Prue Hyman (Wellington: BWB Texts, 2017) Reviewed by Cybèle Locke This book packs an educational punch and is a must-read for anyone working to eradicate gender inequality in Aotearoa New Zealand. In Hopes Dashed?, Prue Hyman argues that a…

Book review: Precarity: Uncertain, Insecure and Unequal Lives in Aotearoa New Zealand

Edited by Shiloh Groot, Clifford Van Ommen, Bridgette Masters-Awatere and Natasha Tassell-Matamua (Palmerston North: Massey University Press, 2017). Reviewed by Ross Webb. We live in a society skewed in favour of those with extensive wealth, where attention is diverted away…

Precarious Pasts and Postwork Futures

By Jared Davidson Precarious labour is nothing new. Insecure and irregular work has been the norm rather than the exception in the history of capitalism. “For most of human history, work has occurred under unstable conditions, with little legal regulation…

New Models of Worker Organisation and Power

By Sam Huggard In the increasing debates on the ‘future of work’, unions are putting the issues of insecure and precarious work firmly on the table.1 Whether we call it casualisation, precarious work, temporary, or non-standard work—it means that workers…

Editorial & Chair’s Report – November 2017 LHP Bulletin

Welcome to our first special-themed issue of the Labour History Project Bulletin, focusing on precarious work in Aotearoa New Zealand. In early 2016, the Labour History Project committed to selecting a current labour theme each year that would determine the…