A good gig?

By Helen Snow | 13 February 2019

The term ‘gig economy’ has become common parlance over the past couple of years. It denotes a labour market that is characterised by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs.

This is not necessarily a description associated with a local authority workforce – which has traditionally been unionised and where jobs have been considered more permanent and long-term. But things may be changing.

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