Nearly one in 10 workers on fixed-term contracts

Germany
The latest economic policy briefing from services union ver.di reveals that 2.7 million workers, nearly 10% of all employees in Germany are on fixed-term contracts. This is a significant increase from the early 1990s. The briefing notes in particular that two thirds of new jobs in the public and social services are fixed-term. Ver.di wants employers to justify the use of such contracts and to stop using them as part of normal employment practice. [Read more at > ver.di (DE)->http://wipo.verdi.de/newsArchive?channel=news&id=tschuss-lebensplanung]

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